Special Education Law Timeline

Timeline created by viridianat89
  • National Association for Gifted Children

    National Association for Gifted Children
    The National Association for Gifted Children started in 1954. Now it has affiliates in most states.
  • Association for Children with Learning Disabilities

    Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
    forerunner to Learning Disabilities Association of America is organized.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    Landmark registration ensures, among other provisions, a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities. Including one free meal a day.
  • Education for the Handicapped Act Amendments

    Education for the Handicapped Act Amendments
    PL99-457
    Mandate a special education for preschoolers with disabilities and incentives for providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    PL 101-336
    Prohibits discrimination on all public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. This law gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    (PL 101-476)
    Know as IDEA, is passed among other provisions, emphasizes transition planning for adolescents with Disabilities.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    (PL 107-110)
    Education reform effort focusing on academic achievement of students and qualifications of teachers.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
    (PL 108-446)
    aligns IDEA legislation with provisions of No Child Left Behind, modifies the individualized education program process in addition to changes affecting school discipline, due process, and evaluation of students with disabilities.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments

    Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments
    (PL 110-325)
    expand statutory interpretation of a disability while affording individuals with disabilities greater protections.
  • Rosa's Law

    Rosa's Law
    removes the terms "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from federal health, education, and labor statues. Preferred language is now "intellectual disability" and "individual with an intellectual disability".