History of Special Education and Inclusive Education Timeline

Timeline created by kcurb006
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

    Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
    The CEC was founded by a group of educators on August 10, 1922. Their goal was to help improve the education for all disabled people by advocating policies, educating the public, and setting professional standards. For more information visit Link text
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are lawless, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (ACLD)

    Learning Disabilities Association of America (ACLD)
    In 1953, parents set up a conference to discuss needs that children with disabilities need but don’t have. Within the following months, many preparatory details towards the formation of a national organization were worked out. Soon, the LDA was formed. Since then, the LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, parents, teachers, and other professionals with information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
  • The Rehabilitation Act

    The Rehabilitation Act
    The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, also known as the (Rehab Act) forbids discrimination based on disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs sustaining federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and the employment practices of federal contractors.
  • The Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    The Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    The United States Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act 94-142, now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA.) This act asked all public schools, state and local, receiving government funds to provide equal access to education in the least restrictive environment and one free meal a day for children with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Education for all Handicapped Children Act (Early Childhood)

    Education for all Handicapped Children Act (Early Childhood)
    The Education for all Handicapped Children Act or (EHA), which includes the disabled infants and toddlers program (Public Law 99-457), created a new stipulation that covered children with disabilities from birth to age two and made statewide, comprehensive, coordinated services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
    In 1989, the organization evolved from a foundation into a nonprofit. Its mission was to provide leadership, public awareness, and grants to support research and innovative practices in learning disabilities. Since the start, the foundation has enhanced the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues by reconstructing schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    Previously known in 1975 as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, amendments to the law were passed, effectively changing the name to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The purpose of IDEA is to provide students with their own personalized educational plans at the public's expense; it also requires all special needs students to be taught in a non-restricted environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XMndYNEGFA
  • No Child Left Behind Act

     No Child Left Behind Act
    The No Child Left Behind Act was the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Now, the No Child Left Behind Act increases the federal government's role in guaranteeing public education quality for all children in the United States. Which emphasizes increased funding and new measures to hold schools accountable for their students' progress and in the role of standardized testing.
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    Previously known as the No Child Left Behind Act, The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. The Obama administration joined a call from educators and families to create a better law that focused on the open goal of thoroughly preparing all students for success in college and careers. The ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools.