Change for the Better: Special Education Legislation

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  • Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7). Boston, MA: Pearson. ESEA helped students and families from lower income backgrounds have access to a quality education. This act included the formation of the free and reduced lunch program as well as placed more teachers in difficult communities. This act applies to students who need additional services and support from their educational setting.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act (VRA)

    Vocational Rehabilitation Act (VRA)
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7). The VRA helped to define the word handicapped as well as what was appropriate education. The VRA provided an end to discrimination in federally funded programs against those students with disabilities. This act provided more opportunities for students with disabilites than they had ever had before.
  • Educational Amendments Act

    Educational Amendments Act
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7). The Educational Amendments Act did outstanding things for the special education world. Federal funding was now available fo special education programs as well as gifted and talented programs. This act also gave students and families right to due-process for special education placement.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA)

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA)
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7)The EAHCA was known as the Mainstreaming Act because it worked to get individiualized education plans for students with disabilities that would allow them to start thriving in general education and special education settings. This act also brought forth the term of "least restrictive environment" which means that a school has to provide the least limiting learning envrionmet appropriate to the student. This act all requires states to provide appropriate education to disabled students for free.
  • Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments

    Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7). This act helped to establsh education for disabled children in their early childhood (3-5 years old). School were now to provide free and appropriate education to these ages as well. It also made early intervention services and programs available to children ages birth to 2 years.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7). This act provides equal opportunity of those with disabilities in employment, public service, accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. This act was meant to ban discrimination of those with disabilities in the private sector. This act also spread the definition of disability over people with AIDS.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7). This act replaced/renamed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975. This act was one of the most influential legislations for people with disabilities. The definition of disability now included autism and traumtic brain injury. This act requires the use of people first language and state provided bilingual education and transition and other services. Due process and confidentiality is now extended to parents and students.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA

    Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7).This act put in place many new ideas such as: better definition of IEP team and requirments, students with disabilites now take part in state and district assessments, developmental delay is now a catergory of disabilitiy (until age 9), expelled students with disabilities still can get services, students with disabilities need to be ensured access to the general education curriculum.
  • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

    No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
    Vaughn, S. R., Bos, C. S., & Schumm, J. S. (2011). Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom (6th ed., pp. 6-7). This controversial law put in place during the Bush Administration requires accountability from school, district, and state in the performance for their students. This act offers greater flexibility in how states using their federal funding but only if accountability standards are met. Families also are offered choices of schools for their child. This act also require early reading interventions.
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