Special Education Week 1 By: LaMesia Titus

Timeline created by mesiat
In History
  • Hobson v. Hansen Period: June 19, 1967 to 1969

    Hobson v. Hansen was the first case to question placement in special education. By using test scores to select students for special education was unconstitutional and discriminating to African Americans and to the poor.
  • Hendrick Hudson Board of Education. v. Rowley, March 23, 1982 to Nov 2, 1981

    A deaf student by the name of Amy Rowley went to a school named Furnance Woods. She was refused an interpreter. Amy was great at lip reading and she even got good grades from lip reading but her grades could have been better if she would have had an interpreter. Amy's parent's sued the school for Amy's right for a violation of the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975. Amy won her court case she made good grades but she could have done better with the help of an interpreter.
  • School Committee of Town of Burlington, Mass. v. Department of Educ. of Mass., 471 U.S. 359 (1985)

    The family of a third grader and the Massachusetts school district had a case because the family of the child believed their child learning disabilities from neurological issues. The school offered minimal IEP help for the child making it difficult for the child to learn. The family of the child removed the student from public school to private school. The family wanted to be reimbursed for the cost of private school because these were extra expenses.