The History of Special Education

  • First hospital for people with mental disabilities

    First hospital for people with mental disabilities
    This is the date that the first person was actually admitted to the hospital
  • Galluadet College founded as the National Deaf Mute college

    Galluadet College founded as the National Deaf Mute college
    The only institution of higher learning in the United States devoted specifically to the education of the deaf.
  • Dr. Alfred Binet identifies "slow" or "retarded children-IQ test

    Dr. Alfred Binet identifies "slow" or "retarded children-IQ test
  • Franklin D. Rooservelt-32nd President-physical disablilty

    Franklin D. Rooservelt-32nd President-physical disablilty
    Even though FDR wheeled around the White House from 1933 to 1945, he and his advisors were worried that the American people, not to mention his enemies, would think his disability made him weak. For this reason, the fact that he could not walk was hidden from the public. Politicians and the news media helped keep this secret.
    Reynolds, Dave (2001). Retrieved June 10, 2011, from the Inclusion Daily Express Web Site: http://www.inclusiondaily.com
  • Parents advocating for public school education for disabled children

    Parents advocating for public school education for disabled children
    CLE publishes the first full year of Inequality in Education, coveted by legal services attorneys, policy makers, advocates and academics for its ground breaking examination of such critical and timely concerns as Title I, parent involvement, tracking, Indian education, and race and sex discrimination.
  • President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act into Law

    President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act into Law
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act-No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
  • Blueprint of reform for Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Blueprint of reform for Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    U.S. Department of Education submits Obama administration's Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act