history and evolution of special education services

Timeline created by lindseee23
  • Public Law 88-164

    *authorized funds for training professionals to work with children with special needs and for research and demonstration for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and deafness. *From that small beginning, emerged thirty years of legislation to ensure that all children with disabilities have access to an appropriate education.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL 93-112)

    *this legislation has been brought into play when the rights of individuals with disabilities have been denied or interfered with. *it is illegal to deny participation in activities or programs solely because of a disability. *under this Act, a child may qualify additional support for problems such as failing grades, a pattern of suspensions, and chronic behavior.
  • Public Law 94-142

    *This law was passed in 1975, but didn't take effect until 1977 *Was designed to assure that all handicapped children have available to them a free appropriate public education which emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs. *Federal government authorized the spending of up to $3 billion by 1982 *However, by 1990, the government was only spending about $1 billion a year. *Many educators protested the burden that these new laws placed on them.
  • Public Law 99-457

    *says that Public Law 94-142 was misnamed and was not meant for children of all ages. *PL 99-457 provided the opportunity for all handicapped children by allocating federal funds for the states to develop plans and programs for children and their families from birth on.
  • The Javits Act (PL 100-297)

    (month and day is not correct, couldn't be found) *named after New York senator Jacob Javits *provided a small sum of money to support research and demonstration programs that focused on the special needs of gifted students from economically disadvantaged circumstances, from culturally or linguistically diverse families, or with disabilities.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992

    *was passed on July 26, 1990 but didn't come into effect until 1992. *this extends civil rights to persons with disabilities. Rights are guaranteed without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, or religion *this act along with IDEA, and Section 504, make clear that American society is determined to see that children with disabilities have equal access to educational resources and cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their disabilities.
  • Public Law 107-110: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

    *President Bush signed this Law *this has an impact on all schoolchildren and a special impact on children with disabilities. *it's purpose was to hold schools and educators responsible for bringing students to a minimum level of competency. *requires schools to present test data to prove their effectiveness. However, it created a different problem for students with special gifts and talents in that the tests create no challenge, and the standards can usually be reached with little effort.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA)

    Background info*the reauthorization of the original legislation PL 94-142. *is designed to strengthen and improve earlier versions. *some major changes include 1) quality of personnel. 2) IEP standards. 3) transition services *President Bush signed this Act
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    *goal was to stimulate economic activity in a number or areas to ensure the long-time economic health of our nation. *resulted in large funds provided to the states under IDEA *infants and toddlers with disabilities from birth to age 2 received $500 million in federal funds and children ages 3 to 5 were provided $400 million in federal funds. *President Obama signed this Act
  • my sources

    *Book - Educating Exceptional Children
    Samuel Kirk
    James Gallagher
    Mary Ruth Coleman
    Nick Anastasiow
    pages 34-38 *and google, just to find the days and months. I didnt really have to click on a website because it was on the first page.