SPED law/TimeLine

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In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    This case was initialized because there was racial discimination on schools, African American children were not receiving the same educational opportunity than white children. On this case, the U.S. Supreme Court said it was unlawful to discriminate individuals for arbitrary reasons. After this event, many parents of children with disabilities argued that their school district were excluding and discriminating their children because of their disabilities.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    This section is the first law that states no individual shall be excluded, denied the benefits of or be discriminated from any program that receives Federal financial assistance. According to this section, any student should be included in any program or activity no matter if he/she has a disability. Schools must provide accommodations for these students, so they can participate with others.
  • Education for all Handicapped Children Act

    Education for all Handicapped Children Act
    This act requires all public schools receiving Federal financial support, to provide education to children with menthal and physical disabilities. Schools are required to create a special plan for these students, and it shoul be as similar as possible to regular plans.
  • Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986

    Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986
    This Act allow parents of children with disabilities to participate more into the development of their children in shools. The main purpose of this act is to promote the collaboration between parents and partnerships.
  • Public Law 101-476

    Public Law 101-476
    This law made some changes to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. To this act, traumatic brain injury and autism were added as new disability categories. Also, it required to create a plan for these students no later than age 16, which wil help the student with his/her transition to post-secondary life. Changed the name of EHA to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    This act prohibits discrimination against people in both public and private places. The purpose of this act is that people will be not discriminated by others without respecting their age, nature or extent of disability. This act covers to all individuals with any physical or menthal discapacity.
  • The 1997 Amendments (Public Law 105-17)

    The 1997 Amendments (Public Law 105-17)
    Some of the changes made were: All students including those with disabilities hace access to the same curriculum. The transition plan will begins at age 14, and the developmental delay definition can be expanded including students between the ages of six and nine. Those students that showed less serious infractions may be disciplined similarly to those students without disabilities.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    This act gave more responsability to schools about the academic progress of all students. It focused into improving the performance of some groups including those in special education. This law penalized those schols that did not show improvement for their students and because of this it was controversial. Approve by Congress on 2001 and signed by President Bush on 2002
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Public Law 108-446)

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Public Law 108-446)
    All special educators teachers must obtain atleast a bachelor's degree int he field of special education to be considered highly qualified. Intelligence quotient acheivement test will not continue to be used to determine a specific learning disability.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008

    Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008
    Made a number of significant changes to the meaning and interperetation of the ADA definition of "disability". The purpose of this changes was to ensure that definition would be broadly applied without extensive analysis.