Special Education Law Timeline

Timeline created by Brooke-McKenna
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    This act gave grants to state schools that provided programs to educate students with disabilities.
  • Mills v. Board of Education

    Mills v. Board of Education
    The ruling of this court case made it unlawful for the board of Education District Columbia to deny children with mental, learning disabilities and behavioral issues access to public education.
  • The Education for All Handicapped Children Act

    The Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    This law requires all public schools must provide children with physical or mental disabilities equal access to education.
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

    Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
    The LRE provides children with disabilities who are in public or private school settings are educated with children who are not disabled.
  • The Handicapped Children's Protection Act

    The Handicapped Children's Protection Act
    This act was created to provide certain things not covered by the EHA. This allows parents to be reimbursed for reasonable legal costs such as winning a court case or hearing.
  • The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

    The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
    Guarantees students with a disability are provided with Free Appropriate Public Education that is tailored to their individual needs. this act has different parts including, IEP's, Least Restrictive Environment(LRE), Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    This act promises people with disabilities and special needs the same rights as everyone else in school and work with no discrimination.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    This act holds schools accountable for the progress of children academically. Ensuring that schools focus on boosting performances of English-language learners, students in special education, and poor and minority children, whose achievement, on average, trails their peers.
  • The Assistive Technology Act

    The Assistive Technology Act
    Children with disabilities are provided with technology that is adaptive to make their participation in education and daily activities on even playing fields with others in their community. This is provided to each individual with disabilities these services for their entire life.
  • Every Student Succeeds Act

    Every Student Succeeds Act
    This law replaces the 'No Child Left Behind Act', the ESSA will help guarantee success for every student.