History of Disabilities Legislation in Indiana

Timeline created by ericmsprague
  • Workers Compensation Indiana - 1915

    Workers Compensation Indiana - 1915
    Workers compensation Indiana - 1915 This created a resource for workers and families injured on the job in the state of Indiana. Most workers will be disabled for a short period of time. This is the only piece of major legislation that has been passed by the Indiana Legislature that I could find. http://www.workerscompindiana.com/
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – 1973
    Prohibits discrimination in programs run or created by the federal government.
    Section 501 extends the law to all employment in the federal government
    Section 502 extends the law to all employment by government contractors
    Section 504 extended civil rights to all people with disabilities and guaranteed “reasonable accommodations” to federal and public buildings
    Section 508 guarantees telecommunication support for individuals with disabilities.
  • Social security -Supplemental Income - 1974

    Social security -Supplemental Income - 1974
    Social security -Supplemental Income - 1974 This program Provides extra assistance to those who qualify for Social Security and are legally disabled. This program is funded by the national treasure and not the Social Security Trust Fund http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplemental_Security_Income
  • Education of all Handicapped Children Act - 1975

    Education of all Handicapped Children Act - 1975
    Education of all Handicapped Children Act - 1975 EHA mandated that all public schools provide equal access to children with disabilities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_for_All_Handicapped_Children_Act
    http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/ATBasics/Foundation/Laws/specialed.php
  • Air Carrier Access Act 1986

    Air Carrier Access Act 1986
    Air carrier access act 1986 Prohibits the discrimination on the basis of Disability in air travel and mandates the accommodation of persons with disabilities. http://www.disabilitytravel.com/airlines/air_carrier_act.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Carrier_Access_Act
  • Modification of Education of all Handicapped Children Act - 1986

    Modification of Education of all Handicapped Children Act - 1986
    Modification of Education of all Handicapped Children Act - 1986 In 1986, the EHA was amended to extend appropriate education to toddlers and infants, ages 3-5 http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/ATBasics/Foundation/Laws/specialed.php In 1986, the EHA was amended to extend appropriate education to toddlers and infants, ages 3-5 http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/ATBasics/Foundation/Laws/specialed.php
  • Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)- 1990

    Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)- 1990
    Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)- 1990 This act is an update to the EHA act and all of its amendments, which mandated equal access to education to children with disabilities. The most important parts are the elimination of the word Handicapped from legislation, providing transition services including autism and traumatic brain injury, and allowing Least Restrictive Environment, which mandates that children with disabilities be in class with other children
  • Americans with Disabilities Act – 1990

    Americans with Disabilities Act – 1990
    Americans with Disabilities Act – 1990 -Often compared to the Civil Rights act of 1964 The act Prohibits discrimination of any kind on the basis of disability Title I: Prohibits discrimination in Employment
    Title II: Prohibits Discrimination in Public Transport
    Title III: Prohibits Discrimination by creating a mandate of accommodation in commercial facilities
    Title IV: Requires that Telecommunication companies provide a “functionally equivalent” service
  • Title III of the Americans with Disabilities act becomes Effective - 1992

    Title III of the Americans with Disabilities act becomes Effective - 1992
    Title III of the Americans with Disabilities act becomes Effective - 1992
    Creates a mandate for Disability Access to comercial and public facilities
  • Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities act becomes Effective - 1993

    Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities act becomes Effective - 1993
    Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities act becomes Effective - 1993
    Provides Equality in Telecommunication services
  • 1997 Amendment to Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)- 1997

    1997 Amendment to Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)- 1997
    Amendment to Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)- 1997 This amendment to IDEA, created better assisted mobility for the visually impaired and mandated greater access to curriculum, instructing that the curriculum be the same for all students http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/ATBasics/Foundation/Laws/specialed.php