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Important history of special education in the US timeline

  • Classification of Autism

    Classification of Autism
    In 1943, at John Hopkins University a psychiatrist Leo Kanner, used the term autism in a modern sense. He made a new classification called the Early Infantile Syndrome or Kanner Syndrome. It came from an observation he did with11 children who displayed similar symptoms. He described them as acting with “autistic sameness” and “insistence on sameness”.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, is know for the U.S. Supreme Court declaring state laws establishing the separation of public schools for students of different races to be unconstitutional. The decision was dismantled by legal framework regarding racial segregation in public schools and Jim Crow laws. This was known to limited the rights of African Americans especial in South America.
  • Elementary & Secondary Education Act

    Elementary & Secondary Education Act
    This act was known to be a "Great Society program" which enacted in the year of 1965 that allocates by the federal funding for primary and secondary school of education. The forbs establishment of a national curriculum for this act. It also provided a mechanism to hold schools accountable and increase equality in education nationally.
  • IDEA

    The IDEA is a American legislation that makes sure students with a disability get the "FAPE" that is tailored to their individual needs. IDEA before was known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act from 1975 -1990. It wasn't until the 1990, that the United States Congress reconsidered EHA and was then when they changed the title to IDEA.
  • No child left behind

    No child left behind
  • IDEA reauthorization

    IDEA reauthorization
    Special Education in the Least Restrictive Environment | Inclusion? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) stipulates that school children be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment. The Preschool Inclusion Champions Project was launched in the winter of 2019. Currently 9 Education Service District (ESD) Agencies and 34 school districts across the state are engaged in the development of schoolwide cross-sector teaming. This is to help all students give their best.