History of Special Education and Inclusive Education

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In History
  • American School for the Deaf was founded

    American School for the Deaf was founded
    The American School for the deaf was the first school for disabled children in the Western Hemisphere. It was founded in Hartford, Connecticut on April 15th, 1817. The school serves students from the deaf and hard of hearing community from birth through adulthood with a wide variety of programs and services to help further their education.
  • The Council for Exceptional Children was Founded

    The Council for Exceptional Children was Founded
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    The CEC is the first advocacy group for children with disabilities. The council is also one of the largest special education advocacy groups. The CEC's main focus is to ensure that students with special needs receive Free Appropriate Public Education.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    The ESEA did not make it the law to teach students with disabilities. However, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act paved the way for that to one day become a reality. This Act gave grants to state schools and institutions that created programs to educate students with disabilities.
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    This act Guarantees civil rights to all disabled people and requires accommodations be made for disabled students in schools.The Act also made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of disability in programs that are conducted by federal agencies. Individuals with disabilities cannot be discriminated against in programs receiving federal financial assistance, and under federal employment.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA)

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA)
    The EHA guaranteed and enforced the right of children with disabilities to receive a free, appropriate education. The EHA required that all schools that receive federal funding provide disable children with equal access to a quality education. It also mandated that these students would be placed in less restrictive settings.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    This Act was put into law to make sure that all students with disabilities are educated in public schools. This Law provided free education, special education for children ages 3- 21years old, supplemental services, due process, zero reject and least restrictive environments. Least restrictive environments meant that with a student's IEP, they must also be in as many regular classes as possible so the student socializes.
  • Handicapped Children's Protection Act

    Handicapped Children's Protection Act
    The Handicapped Children's Protection Act was signed by President Ronald Reagan on August 6th,1986. This act was was a important win for advocates of civil rights and disability.The Act promised free and appropriate public education for children with disabilities ages 3-5 years ol. Also Early Intervention Programs were aimed at infants and toddlers with disabilities.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into effect by President George W Bush Sr. on July 26th, 1990. The promises that people with special needs will be given the same rights as everyone else. Individuals with disabilities cannot be discriminated against in schools, work and in places of everyday society such as public transportation.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education  Act
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    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act also know as IDEA was signed into law by George W Bush on October 30th, 1990. This act has 6 pillars, FAPE, LRE, IEP, evaluation, parent/student participation and all procedural safeguards for participants. The law is split into 4 sections.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    The No Child Left behind Act was signed into action by President George W. Bush in 2001 and it was revised again in 2004.This law's purpose was to give provisions applying to disadvantaged students and establish measurable goals that could improve individual outcomes in education. The Act also required the states to establish assessments on basic skills.