History of Special Education

  • First Education School

    First Education School
    In 1817, the first particular education school in the USA was established. Called the American Asylum for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb.
  • World's Fair

    World's Fair
    1904 in the World’s Fair had procedures for identifying “defectives” were included. Special classes were initially established for immigrants whose primary language wasn’t English and students with mild mental issues or behavior.
  • Beattie VS Board of Education

    Beattie VS Board of Education
    1919, there was a case of Beattie Vs Board of Education talking about how a student doesn’t have to be included in classes based on their disability.
  • Brown VS Board of Education

    Brown VS Board of Education
    Brown vs Board of Education took place in the year 1954. The case was about how the schools should integrate no matter race. Education for black and white students was unconstitutional. Violated the 14th amendment.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    1965 was the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was addressed the inequality for the students that weren’t privileged. Resources were provided to those disadvantaged to get access to the quality education they deserve. The year after, in 1966, congress amended schooling for disabled children.
  • Two Main Cases

    Two Main Cases
    PARC which was the Pennsylvania Assn Retarded Children and the case of Mills vs the Board of Education. PARC talked about excluding the students that have mental retardation. Mills was involved with the practice of expelling the cost of educating children with disabilities and not getting the proper education when it came to those children.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    Education for All Handicapped Children Act passed and enforced that children with disabilities have access to education. By providing the services to those children who have disabilities they would get an education. There are specific safeguards to protect the rights of both the parents and the children.
  • IDEA

    Individuals with Disabilities Education is a law that ensures free education to those students that have disabilities. The IDEA lets infants and toddlers get early intervention. The individuals with disabilities education give the students to showcase the student’s talent and their skills academically.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    NCLBA is the no child left behind act that was presented in the year 2001. The no child left behind act was passed by Congress in 2003, requiring all the students to be taught by professional educators. This included now all inclusion group settings than self-independent classes. They are required to progress documentation of tests of the students.
  • Now in 2022

    Now in 2022
    Now in 2022, things have gone a long way from what it was back in the 1800s for starters now the students that have disabilities will have the chance to succeed at college/universities. Now there are specific programs that will help out those students who have disabilities. Having a friend that is dyslexic and has ADHD he was talking about how Vocational Rehabilitation is a resource that has helped him through his years of university and when he finishes they will find him a job.