Important Dates in Special Education By mistydawn25 Jan 1, 1965 Title VI added to Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This creates the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped which is now known as the Office of Special Education Programs or OSEP. Jan 1, 1972 First Center for Independent Living Opens Established by Ed Roberts at UC Berkley to support the needs of individuals with disabilities so that they can live an independent life away from nursing homes and other institutions. Nov 29, 1975 The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142) History of Special Education Congress passes P.L. 94-142 and gives states 3 years to create institutional frameworks. Jan 1, 1986 Education for All Handicapped Children Act Ammended. EAHCA is ammended to include the Handicapped Children’s Protection Act. Jan 1, 1990 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act EAHCA is ammended and now called IDEA. One of the big ammendments was that school districts now must look at the transition from high school to post-secondary life. Jan 1, 1997 IDEA Reauthorized Students with diabilities are now required to be included on state and district-wide assesments. Regular Education Teachers are to be included on the IEP team. Jul 9, 2001 No Child Left Behind All students including those with disabilities should be proficient in math and reading by the year 2014. Jan 1, 2004 IDEA reauthorized Several changes are made to IDEA including that school districts are to provide instruction and intervention to help keep students out of special education.