Special Education History Assignment

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In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The initial Civil Rights case ending segregation. This case served as a foundatino for special education law.
  • Mills v. Board of Education & PARC v. Pennsylvania

    Mills v. Board of Education & PARC v. Pennsylvania
    PARC v. PA decision
    Significant Supreme Court decisions.
    Courts say children with disabilities have equal right to access education.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act - Section 504

    Vocational Rehabilitation Act - Section 504
    Section 504 Rights Fact Sheetthe term 504 comes from this act. Section 504 is a civil rights law requiring equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities to receive program benefits and services. The statute protects individuals from discrimination.

    Family Educational and Privacy Act - this allows parents access to their children's records & prevents release of school records without parental permission.
  • Public Law 94-142

    Public Law 94-142
    Education of All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) Created to make sure students received education in the "least restrictive environment". Applies to ages 3-21. Requires written permission for evalutation. This is the predecessor of the IDEA law.

    EAHCA ammended to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) One big change from prior law is the inclusion of transition services as students transition out of high school.
  • ADA Title II

    ADA Title II
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Prohibits discrimination for government services on the basis of a person's disability.
    Extends section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act
  • IDEA Reauthorization

    IDEA Reauthorization
    IDEA now includes students with disabilities on assessments. General education teachers now included on IEP team.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    PL - 107-110
    All students to be proficient in reading and math.
    Based on 4 principles:
    - accountability for results
    - more choice for parents
    - greater local control/flexibility
    - emphasis on doing what works based on reserach
  • IDEA 2004

    IDEA 2004
    2004 Reauthorization
    More Accountability
    More focus on results/data
    Intervention to keep students out of special education
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    Special Education Legal Milestones

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    IDEA Law inception and changes