Special Education timeline

  • The early years

    A majority of students were educated in segregated setting for most or all of the school day.
  • The Inclusion Movement

    founded on the assumption that general and special educators share responsibility and accountability in educating students with disabilities
  • Early Reauthorization of IDEA

    This was that preschool special education services were mandated for children ages 3-5, and incentives were provided to states to encourage the development of the program.
  • PL 102-476 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    It was passed in 1990 and amended in 1997. It established a number of new provisions designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • No Child Left Behind was established