History of Special Education

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  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

  • Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Colombia.

    This suit required the state to provide “adequate alternative education services” as well as “prior hearing and periodic review of the child’s status, progress, and the adequacy of any educational alternative.” The courts required schools to describe the curriculum, objectives, teacher qualifications, and supplemental services that were needed. https://disabilityjustice.org/right-to-education/
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act (VRA)

    Prohibits discrimination against children with disabilities in federally funded programs. It defined handicapped and appropriate education.
  • Educational Amendments Act

    It granted federal funds to states for programming for exceptional learners. It provided the first federal funding of state programs for students who are gifted and talented. It also granted students and families the right of due process in special education placement
  • Board of Education of Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley

    This suit clarified the definition of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The court ruled that requires states to provide sufficient support for student benefit from a public education at a level typical of that of nondisabled peers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpiqQ-jWw2w
  • Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    This law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector. It also protects equal opportunity to employment and public services, accommodation, transportation, and telecommunications. It defines disability to include people with AIDS.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    This act requires that all students with disabilities continue to receive services even if they have been expelled from school. It allows states to extend their use of the developmental delay category for students through the age of nine. It also requires the student to take part in statewide and district-wide assessments.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA)

    This act increases federal funds provide early intervention services to students who do not need special education or related services. It eliminates use of short-term objectives in an IEP except students who don’t not take statewide achievement assessments. It also raises standards for special education licensure.