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History of Disabilities Legislation in Indiana

Timeline created by ericmsprague in Politics
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Injury tnb small square 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/
1973 504act small square 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 626 article small square 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
Education2 small square 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
Airplace small square 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
Baby small square 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
Ada small square 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
Back to school banner small square 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
Wheelchair ramp stairs small square 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
Telecommunications small square 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
Batman robin 1997 small square 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