Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KansasEducational 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 DisabilitiesOrganization 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 PennsylvaniaRight 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 ColumbiaRight to education case that extended the Pennsylvania decision to include all children with disabilities.
Rehabilitation ActPL 93-112
The Rehabilitation Act is enacted.
Section 04 of the act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Education for All Handicapped Children ActPL 94-142
Act is passed which ensures a free and appropriate education for all children with disabilities.
Education of the Handicapped Act AmendmentsPL 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 ActPL 101-336
Law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities.
Individuals with Disabilities Education ActPL 101-476 or IDEA
Act passed which emphasizes transition planning for adolescents with disabilities.
Individuals with Disabilities Education ActPL 105-17
Reauthorized act which provides a major expansion of services for students with disabilities and their families.
No Child Left Behind ActPL 107-110
Act is enacted which becomes a major educational reform effort focusing on academic achievement.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement ActPL 108-446
Act which is passed in order to align the IDEA legislation with the No Child Left Behind act.
Americans with Disabilities Act AmendmentsPL 110-325
Act enacted which expands interpretation of a disability while affording individuals with disabilities greater protection.