History of Special Education and Inclusive Education

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In History
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    This Law supported the initiative to help low-income families access high-quality education programs, which also included provisions for free and reduced lunches. This Law also helped teachers who were in disadvantaged communities. The Law also applies to children who need additional support to benefit from public school education programs.
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  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act, Section 504

    Vocational Rehabilitation Act, Section 504
    This act prevents any private organization that uses federal funds, or any local or state organization, from discriminating against persons with disabilities solely based on the disability. This law made a significant difference in equal opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities because agencies that accept state or federal monies must comply with the law.
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  • Educational Amendments Act

    Educational Amendments Act
    This act grants federal funds to states for programming for exceptional learners. It also provides the first federal funding of state programs for students who are gifted and talented. Also, it grants students and families the right to due process in special education placement.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    This Act requires all states to provide free and appropriate public education for children with disabilities ages 5 to 28. This law was also known as the Mainstreaming law which is an informal way of describing the practice of including special needs students in regular classrooms and giving them the exact same opportunities as any other kid to enjoy every aspect of the school experience from academics to socialization. This law also required Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
  • Education of the Handicapped Act Amendment

    Education of the Handicapped Act Amendment
    This Act requires states to extend free and appropriate education to children with disabilities ages 3 to 5. This establishes early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities ages birth to 2 years.This law also recognized the unique role of families in the development of handicapped children
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

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

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    It establishes "people-first" language for referring to people with disabilities. It also extends special education services to include social work, assistive technology, and rehabilitation services and extends provisions for due process and confidentiality for students and parents. It also adds two new categories for disability: autism and traumatic brain injury. It also requires states to provide bilingual education programs for students with disabilities and educate students for transition.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    This requires that all students with disabilities continue to receive services, even if they have been expelled from school. Allows states to extend their use of the developmental delay category for students through age 9. Also, it requires schools to assume greater responsibility for ensuring that students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Public Law 108-446)

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Public Law 108-446)
    This law allows districts to use a response-to-intervention (RTI) model for determining whether a child has a specific learning disability and no longer requires that a child have a severe discrepancy between achievement and intellectual ability to qualify. It also raises standards for special education licensure, including eliminating short-term objectives in an IEP except for students who do not take statewide achievement assessments.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    The No Child Left Behind Act authorizes several federal education programs that are administered by the states. This law is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Under the 2002law, states are required to test students in reading and math in grades 3-8 and once in high school.