Special Education Timeline

Timeline created by Jackie05
In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
    Educational Segregation-
    Judicial Decision banning segregation of students based on race as it was unconstitutional.
    Precedent for arguments that children with disabilities cannot be excluded from a public education.
  • Association for Children with Disabilities

    Association for Children with Disabilities
    Organization which was formed by parents coming together for a common goal.
    Brought awareness to the issues surrounding education for children with disabilities.
  • Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Right to education suit
    Decision ruled which established a free and appropriate education (FAPE) for all children with mental retardation ages 6-21.
  • Mills. v Board of Education of the District of Columbia

    Mills. v Board of Education of the District of Columbia
    Right to education case that extended the Pennsylvania decision to include all children with disabilities.
  • Rehabilitation Act

    Rehabilitation Act
    PL 93-112
    The Rehabilitation Act is enacted.
    Section 04 of the act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    PL 94-142
    Act is passed which ensures a free and appropriate education for all children with disabilities.
  • Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments

    Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments
    PL 99-457
    Mandate which resulted in special education for preschoolers with disabilities.
    It also brought forth incentives for providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    PL 101-336
    Law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    PL 101-476 or IDEA
    Act passed which emphasizes transition planning for adolescents with disabilities.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    PL 105-17
    Reauthorized act which provides a major expansion of services for students with disabilities and their families.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    PL 107-110
    Act is enacted which becomes a major educational reform effort focusing on academic achievement.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
    PL 108-446
    Act which is passed in order to align the IDEA legislation with the No Child Left Behind act.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments

    Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments
    PL 110-325
    Act enacted which expands interpretation of a disability while affording individuals with disabilities greater protection.