Special Education Events and Breakthroughs

Timeline created by minaflor317
In History
  • NARC; National Association for Retarded Citizens

    NARC; National Association for Retarded Citizens
    Founded in 1950 as the national association of parents and friends of mentally retarded children. At the annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (AAMD) AAMD provided parents with parent sessions. During a meeting in Minneapolis during the time of September 28-October 1, 1950 a constitution was drawn up with the broad purpose to promote the welfare of mentally retarded person of all ages and to protect mental retardation.
  • Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Free public education for all children with intellectual disability ages 6-21 regardless of impairment or associated disabilities. Parents participate in educational decisions affecting their children. State to engage in locating students with intellectual disabilities
  • IDEA enacted in 1975

    IDEA enacted in 1975
    Individuals with Disability Education Act, law that gives every student with a disability opportunity to engage in an education process that is equal.
  • Education for all handicapped children act Public Law 94-142

    Education for all handicapped children act Public Law 94-142
    School receiving federal funds were required to allow children with physical and mental disabilities attend schools. Schools were also required to evaluate children and create an education plan for parents to view and/or dispute.
  • The American with Disablilites Act

    The American with Disablilites Act
    Law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all area of public life, such as schools, jobs, transportation, public and private places that are open to general public.
  • Individuals with disabilities education improvement act (PL 108-446)

    Individuals with disabilities education improvement act (PL 108-446)
    Passed in 2004 Aligns IDEA legislation with provisions of No Child Left Behind; modifies the individualized education program process in addiction to changes affecting school discipline due process, and evaluation of students with disabilities.
  • Winkelman v. Parma City School District

    Winkelman v. Parma City School District
    Court voted to allow parents to represent their children in IDEA-related court cases.
  • President Barack Obama signed bill S.2781 Rosa' Law

    President Barack Obama signed bill S.2781 Rosa' Law
    Law to remove term "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from federal health, education and labor policy and replace with people first language "Individual with and intellectual disability and Intellectual disability"
  • Every Student Succeeds Act

    Every Student Succeeds Act
    This is the 7th reauthorization of the historic Elementary and Secondary Education Act passed in 1965 also known as the No Child Left Behind Act, preserve NCLB but also remediating some flaws and deficiencies voiced by legislators, educators, policy makers, school administrators, and parents