chapter 2 timeline-introduction to exceptionalities

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  • public law 88-164

    President John F. Kennedy initiated a law that provided funds for training professionals to work with children with special needs. This allowed them to develop research and enabled them to show society which practices were best for people with developmental disabilities and deafness.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation

    This law made it illegal to discriminate with respect to programs and activities against individuals with disabilities.
  • public law 94-142 Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    In 1975, congressed passed a law that ensured that all handicapped children have access to free public education that meets their needs. However, this law recieved only a fraction of the funding it required.
  • Public law 99-457 Ammendments for education of handicapped act of 1986

    In 1986, a law was passed to ammend the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. This law provided funding for states to develop plans and programs for children of all ages and their families. This
  • The Americans with Disabilites Act

    This act extended civil rights to people with disabilites. It made it unlawful to deny rights to people with disabilities based on race, color, national origin, gender, or religion.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    This law holds schools responsible for bringing students to a minimum level of competency. The NCLB act judges schools based on test data.
  • Individuals with Disabilites Education Act

    This Act strengthened and improved previous versions of Education for All Handicapped Children Act. This Law required specialists who educate people with intellectual disabilities to be certified. In addition, Individualized education programs to use scientifically based instructional practices, cognitive behavioral interventions, and early intervention services. Finally, a transition plan was implemented for those individuals over the age of 16 to become accustomed to life in the community.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    This act provided 500 million dollars in federal funding to infants and toddlers with disabilities aged birth to age 2, and 400 million to children aged 3 to 5 years.
  • Federal education for students who are gifted

    The Javits act helped develop alternative identification methods designed to measure intellectual ability in special populations more adequately.