History of Special Education

By eelee
  • First United States Special Education School

    Originally called the American Asylum for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. This school was located in Hartford, Connecticut. (Could not find exact date of its opening but it was opened in 1817).
  • Period: to

    Special Education

  • IQ Test

    IQ Test
    Dr. Alfred Binet created the IQ test to identify people who had learning disabilities..
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    FDR became our 32nd President. He was the first President to take office with a disability.
  • First Center for Independent Living

    (Could not find actual open date) In 1972, the first center for indepdent living was opened in Berkeley, California. This center focuses on people with disabilities becoming independent.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    (Public Law 94-142) This law was put into place to protect and serve all people with disabilities.
  • IDEA

    (Could not find actual date) In 1990, the individuals with Disabilities Education Act was put in place to make sure that every student is given a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    This act stated that all people with disabilities should be treated with "equality, independence, and freedom." (George Bush)
  • IDEA1997

    In 1997, IDEA made some changes. These changes were made to improve the quality of instruction and accommodations made for special education students.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    In 2002, No Child Left Behind was signed to hold students to high standards and also require students with disabilities to count when looking at assessments.