Students with Exceptionalities

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In History
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

    • November 29, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed the law for the Education for all Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142, now known as (IDEA) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    • IDEA is a law that makes convenient a free appropriate public education to children with disabilities who are eligible throughout the nation.
    • IDEA support children who are eligible, who has an IEP, and gives parents a say in their child’s education .
  • Case: Board of Education v. Rowley 458 U.S. 176 NO: 80-1002

    Amy Rowley was a deaf student who was denied a language interpreter in school. An expert determined Amy will succeed in school without an interpreter. Her parents sued the school for violation of the Education of all Handicapped Children Act.The district court ruled in Rowley's favor. The U.S. court appealed for the second round affirmed. Children with disabilities were permitted to access an education that delivered education privilege.
  • Case: Honig v Doe 484 U.S. 305 (1988).

    Honig v Doe incorporated the rights of children for free education to children with disabilities. John Doe was 17 years old. He had emotional disabilities. The court created the “ten-day rule,” meaning schools are allowed, to suspend a child for ten days without consent from parents and court intervention. Congress requested to guaranteed that all handicapped children have a “Free Appropriate Public Education and related services that is molded to meet their unique needs.
  • Case: Timothy W. v Rochester. 875 F.2d 954(1st cir.1989)

    A child with a disability was denied free public education.The school believed that Timothy wasn't capable of benefiting from education.The court decided schools are required to provide special education services to every disabled child.This case consolidated the rights of children with disabilities in public education. It protected the responsibility of school districts to develop the right educational programs for children regardless disability.Every child has the right for a free education.
  • Americans with Disability Act

    “Americans with Disabilities restrains discrimination against people who have a disability which includes employment, transportation, public accommodations, communication, and access to state and local government’ program and services”. (U.S Department of labor, n.d). The ADA does not deny educational services, programs, or activities to any student who has a disability. This law has guaranteed access to a (FAPE) Free Appropriate Public Education in the (LRE) Least Restrictive Environment.