History of Special Education and Inclusive Education Timeline

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In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
  • Department of Public Welfare v. Haas

    Department of Public Welfare v. Haas
    Before the 1950 , students with disabilities were excluded from attending public schools. The supreme court of Illinois did not accommodate learning for students with disabilities. But eventually they were able to advocate for education of all kinds of students.
  • PARC

    The Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania made it lawful to exclude students with mental retardation from public education. Pennsylvania was not allowed to deny any child deemed mentally retarded free access to education.
  • Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia

    Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia
    This is a similar case to PARC. Where handicap children were again excluded from public schooling. This case required schools have set specific objectives and curriculums, and made sure teachers were qualified to teach disabled students.
  • Free Appropriate Public Education

    Free Appropriate Public Education
    FAPE granted students with different classifications of being disabled support. This allowed students to not feel excluded for their other peers. Congress passed Public Law 94-142, also known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which outlined that public schools should provide all students with an education appropriate for their unique needs at public expense
  • U.S Department of Education

    U.S Department of Education
    The U.S Department of Education was established to oversee the nations educational system. It was created to collect information on schools and teaching that would help the States establish effective school systems.
  • Honig v. Doe

    Honig v. Doe
    This law was passed for students with mental and behavioral issues. The law was passed so that children with these disabilities would not be penalized for their behavior in schools. The court affirmed that the state must provide services directly to students with disabilities when local school boards fail to do so.
  • Cedar Rapids v. Garret F

    Cedar Rapids v. Garret F
    The act provided all the supplements needed for children with immobility to properly attend classes. Students in wheelchairs now can go to and from classes using elevators. Nothing restricts students in wheelchairs the ability to attend classes in school. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires school boards to provide continuous nursing services to disabled students who need them during the school day.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    NCLB was a law held schools accountable for the way students learned. The purpose of this act was to provide an equal opportunity for students to learn. NCLB is a federal law that provides money for extra educational assistance for poor children in return for improvements in their academic progress.
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  • ESSA

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed in to office by former President Obama. ESSA was a commitment to equal opportunity for all students, just like the No Child Left Behind act.