Court Cases/Laws Impacting Special Education

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In History
  • United Cerebral Palsy

    Group of parent advocates that fought for students with cerebral palsy to receive appropriate community services by being the first to get the medias attention.
  • Emergence of Special Education Programs

    Public Schools introduced special education programs that instilled "manual skills" because teachers believed that students were incapable of learning.
  • The National Assoc for Retarded Children

    The ARC established in the 1950's shared information about resources and stressed that children with disabilities are capable of learning just as other general education students.
  • Brown V. Board of Education

    The court concluded that children with disabilities was another group that should be integrated into public schools because it is a child's civil right to have equal learning opportunities.
  • National Assoc for Down Syndrome

    Parents that collaborated with other families to create special education programs and services.The parents did not want to settle for isolating their children in an special needs institution. Fought for more research and laws.
  • Pennsylvania Assoc V. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    public schools must provide education for all students with disabilities and not just the ones they are prepared to teach.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act

    Section 504 includes services for with physical disabilities, asthma,and extreme allergies that don't necessarily need special education courses.
  • Education of All Handicapped Children Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Act is a federal and state guideline for roadmaps, services, procedures, modifications, accommodations, and rights for students with disabilities. The rules for special designed instruction, related services, and supplementary aids and services are included in the act.
  • Cirriculum Access

    All students have equal learning opportunities by access to learn and flourish from the general curriculum.
  • Board of Education of Hendrick School District V.Rowley

    schools don't require optimum services for students with disabilities.
  • Larry P V. Wilson Riles

    IQ test no longer are used to determine if African American students have learning disabilities because the test culturally bias.
  • Daniel R V State of Board of Education

    Students can be enrolled if special education courses if they aren't successful in a general education course and can utilize supplementary support.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    protects students from discrimination in the workplace which influences students with disabilities in school.
  • Evidence-Based Practice

    Use important research to create effective strategies, programs, and policies. Use effective research-based interventions to solve classroom issues.
  • Oberti V. Board of Education of Clemention School District

    The U.S Court decided that services and programs in public schools need to make accommodations for children with disabilities.
  • No Child Left Behind

    Children are assessed frequently to determine if students with disabilities are succeeding just as general students.
  • Response to Intervention

    Process in which different strategies are implemented to determine if a student has a learning disability.
  • Assitive Technolgy Act

    Assistive Technology Act was reauthorized from the 1990s and states that students must be assisted with technology programs for communication.
  • Schaeffer V Weast

    The party presenting the issue have to explain their position instead of the school district.
  • Every Student Succeed Act

    The act is a revision the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 that mandates that all students are accounted for including poorer students . The act states that schools must teach rigorous content and close gaps between economically disadvantaged students.
  • Endrew F V. Douglas County School District

    Students show educational progress and have high expectations.