ESE 601 Week 1 Historical Timeline

  • Exclusion Was the Rule

    Before we have the special education laws that we currently have, it was ok to exclude children based off their appearance and disabilities. "the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in ordering the exclusion of a child from public school, held that “the very sight of a child with cerebral palsy will produce a depressing and nauseating effect” upon others. Beattie v. Board of Ed. of Antigo, 169 Wis 231, 232, 172 N.W. 153 (1919)" (Forte, 2017)
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    End of segregation within the school systems across the United States. "Based on the Brown decision, one of the first and early pieces of federal legislation that was established to provide federal aid to assist Local Education Agencies (LEA) in meeting the needs of “educationally deprived” children" (Forte, 2017). Now there was no reason why everyone can get a good education because the basic fundamentals of segregation (black and white) was eliminated.
  • Education for all Handicapped Children Act Amendments

    "The amendments provided for training and the provision of information tp parents and volunteers" (McLeskey, Rosenberg, & Westling, n.d.). Allowing for everyone, that is helping the child, to have access to information that is considered vital. This will allow them to help the child efficiently and effectively.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    "The ADA prohibited discrimination based on disabilities in areas of employment, public services, transportation, public accommodation, and telecommunication" (McLeskey, Rosenberg, & Westling, n.d.). It is against the law to discriminate in general but this law focuses on people with disabilities. This allows them to have a chance to live a semi-normal life.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

    "our nation’s special education law. IDEA was first passed in 1975, where it was called the Education for All Handicapped Children’s Act" (Center for parent information & resources, 2017). This allows people with disabilities to have a chance to learn and grow within the education system. It has been improved to include infants/toddlers and school-age children.