History of Special Education

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In History
  • Council for Exceptional Children

    Council for Exceptional Children
    Elizabeth E. Farrell was the Founder for Exceptional Children in 1922. They help children with disabilities obtain the curriculum needed for them to meet the needs of their academic goals and future success.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark in 1954 Supreme Court case where the court had ruled that seperate segregated schools were unfair and unequal. https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/brown-v-board-of-education-of-topeka
  • The Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed by the 89th United States Congress and it was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The act serves as a commitment to to ensure that there is equality and it prohibits discrimination against any child. It helps with funding for low income families and wants to provide them with free public education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQzCV1UdPLc
  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was signed by President Richard Nixon. The act does not allow any discrimination towards children with disabilities. Section 501 prohibits employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
  • The Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    The Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    The Education For All Handicapped Children Act was created by the United States Congress in 1975. The act required public schools to offer equal access to education and a free meal for all children with disabilities.
  • The Handicapped Children's Protection Act

    The Handicapped Children's Protection Act
    The Handicapped Children's Protection Act of 1986 said that public schools who are being helped with financial aid by the government needs to provide children with disabilities access to all food and education programs in a nondiscriminatory way. The act was created by the United States Congress.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Americans with Disabilities Act
    The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law created by the United States Congress. It provides protection against discrimination for all individuals with disabilities in all areas of life.
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Act

    The Individuals with Disabilities Act
    The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) ensures students with disabilities provides students with Free Appropriate Public Education that is meant to to help their individual needs. The six principles of IDEA are Zero Reject, Protection in Evaluation, Free Appropriate Public Education, Least Restrictive Environment, Procedural Safeguards and Parental Participation.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    The No Child Left Behind Act was a U.S. Act of Congress signed by President Bush. It includes Title I provisions that pertain to disadvantaged students. The act also played a big role in testing for skills and for tracking academic progress for every student.
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvements Act

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvements Act
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvements Act (IDEIA) is a United States law that creates structure and fairness for children with disabilities. It allows a RTI model to determine the presence of a learning disability. IEP objectives used for students with disabilities is also removed.