Special Education Law Timeline

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In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Established that segregation is not legal and unconstitutional against an equal opportunity for an education.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    Providing federal funding for schools and programs for improving equal access to public education.
  • PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Established evaluation standards for children with disabilities
  • Mills v. Board of Education

    Mills v. Board of Education
    Established that children with disabilities were able to receive a public education.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    "Considered the first disability civil rights law against the discrimination of persons with disablities."
  • Lau v. Nichols

    Lau v. Nichols
    An equal educational case that specified that accommodations are needed for students in which English is not their primary language.
  • The Education of all Handicapped Children

    The Education of all Handicapped Children
    Schools receiving federal aid are required to provide an education for all children.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Establishes the civil rights law from discriminating due to a disability.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    A revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that reestablishes the funding for schools and the requirement for assessments of students with disabilities.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
    Provides federal funding for schools to offer special education for students with disabilities.