History of Special and Inclusive Education

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In History
  • Exclusion from Public Schools

    Exclusion from Public Schools
    Before 1950, students with disabilities were excluded from attending public schools.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    May 17, 1954, Brown v. Board of Education: This was the first time the federal government had advocated for students who experienced inequality and prejudice at school.
  • The Education for All Handicapped Act.

    The Education for All Handicapped Act.
    1975, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142), Passage, to support states and localities in protecting the rights of, meeting the individual needs, and improving the results for children and youth with disabilities and their families. https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/leg/idea/history.html#:~:text=Congress%20enacted%20the%20Education%20for,with%20disabilities%20and%20their%20families
  • Paralympics Games

    Paralympics Games
    1976 Paralympics Games. In Toronto in 1976, other disability groups were added, and the idea of merging different disability groups for international sports competitions was born. https://www.olympic.org/paralympic-games#:~:text=Olympic%2Dstyle%20games%20for%20athletes,international%20sports%20competitions%20was%20born.
  • Foundation of NCLD

    Foundation of NCLD
    1977, National Center for Learning Disabilities was founded: The organization promoted public awareness and grants to support studies and innovations in learning practices for students with disabilities. https://youtu.be/rfI8t4Uff34
  • Education for All Handicapped Amendment

    Education for All Handicapped Amendment
    1986, Education for all Handicapped (P.L. 99-457): Amendment, extends free and appropriated education for children with disabilities and early interventions for infants.
  • Honig v Doe

    Honig v Doe
    1988 Honig v Doe: This was a court case about schools were not allowed to expel students because of behaviors related to their disabilities.
  • American with Disabilities Act

    American with Disabilities Act
    1990, American with Disabilities Act, (ADA) (P.L. 101-336): Prohibits discrimination and protects equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the private sector.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    1997- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Requires the students with disabilities to received education even if they are expelled, include in the IEP team teachers and behavioral plan if is need it, and offers mediation options.
  • No child left Behind Act.

     No child left Behind Act.
    2001- No child left Behind Act. (NCLB): Increased flexibility in use federal funds, provides school options, and implements reading interventions. https://youtu.be/0--2nhsDorg
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

     Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
    2004- Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) : Eliminates short term IEP goals, raises special education licensure standards, and adopts policies to prevent over-representing minority students in special education.