Special Education Law Timeline

Timeline created by KPeyton
In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    "Segregation of students by race ruled unconstitutional; Used as a precedent for arguing that children with disabilities cannot be excluded from a public education" (Gargiulo & Bouck, 2020, pp. 1–3). Source:
    Gargiulo, R. M., & Bouck, E. C. (2020). Special Education in
    Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality (7th
    ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    "State must guarantee a free public education to all children with intellectual disability ages 6-21 regardless of degree of impairment or associated disabilities" (Gargiulo & Bouck, 2020, pp. 1–3). Source:
    Gargiulo, R. M., & Bouck, E. C. (2020). Special Education in
    Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality (7th
    ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    "The first disability civil rights law to be enacted in the United States. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial assistance, and set the stage for enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act" (2018).
  • Public Law 94-142

    "Guaranteed a free appropriate public education to each child with a disability" (Archived: ARCHIVED - Thirty-Five Years of Progress in Educating Children With Disabilities Through IDEA-- Pg 10, 2010). Source:
    Archived: ARCHIVED - Thirty-five Years of Progress in Educating
    Children With Disabilities Through IDEA-- Pg 10. (2010,
    November 22). U.S. Department of Education.
    https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/idea35/history/
    index_pg10.html
  • Public Law 101-336 (Americans With Disabilities Act)

    "Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress" (A Guide to Disability Rights Laws, n.d.). Source:
    A Guide to Disability Rights Laws. (n.d.). Americans With Disabilities
    Act. https://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm
  • Amendments to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-17)

    "This amendment provides greater detail about who needs to be present during Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings and different paperwork and procedures which are required for IEP documentation" (Delgado, 2019). Source:
    Delgado, C. M. (2019, July 18). Timeline: Special Education Laws.
    SpecialEd Advice USA.
    https://www.specialedusa.com/post/timeline-special-education-
    laws
  • No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

    "The No Child Left Behind Act authorizes several federal education programs that are administered by the states. The law is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act" (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 | OSPI, n.d.).
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

    "Makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children" (About IDEA, n.d.). Source:
    About IDEA. (n.d.). Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    https://sites.ed.gov/idea/about-idea/
  • Public Law 110-325 (Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008)

    "The Act emphasizes that the definition of disability should be construed in favor of broad coverage of individuals to the maximum extent permitted by the terms of the ADA and generally shall not require extensive analysis" (The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, n.d.).
  • Every Student Succeeds Act

    "This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students" (Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) | U.S. Department of Education, n.d.). Source:
    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) | U.S. Department of
    Education. (n.d.). U.S. Department of Education.
    https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn