Important Events/Legislation for Special Education

  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Access to education regardless of special education needs.
  • Regular Education Initiative

    Special-education teachers assist education for students in mainstream classroom settings.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Nondescriminatory protections such as equal opportunity to participate in community life, equal opportunity to live independently, and accessability to all buildings and faciliteis for those with disabilities.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    Improve educational performance of all students, including those with disabilities. Accountability for results, flexibility and local control, scientific based teaching methods, more options for parents, and highly qualifies teachers.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

    Updated and ammended the EAHCA. Due process, equal protection, zero reject, free and appropriate public education, least restricive environment, non-discriminatory assessment. Implementation of IEP's