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History of Special Education

  • Dorothea Dix

    Dorothea Dix
    Dorothea campaigned for better treatment for the mentally ill
  • Council for Exceptional Children

    Council for Exceptional Children
    CEC Elizabeth Farrell found Council for Exceptional Children in 1922 which is made up of teachers, administrators, parents, and others fighing for the rights of children with disabilities.
  • President Roosevelt

    President Roosevelt
    Roosevelt was elected president and had a physical disability.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Introduced idea of "integration" into public education.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act

    Prevents discrimination against people with disabilities in federally funded programs.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Set federal guidelines for special education.
  • American Disabilities Act

    American Disabilities Act
    Prohibits discrimination based on disability
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    Ensures that all students regardless of their situation have the opportunity receive the same education.