Milestones in Education for the Disabled

Events

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Apr 11, 1965

To improve educational equity for students from lower-income families by providing federal funds to school districts serving poor students

PARC v Commonwealth of PA; Mills v Board of Education (DC)

Jan 13, 1972

Both cases established a right to education for all students irregardless of mental capacity. Laid the groundwork for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and IDEA*

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Sep 26, 1973

Education for All Handicapped Children Act

Jun 18, 1975

PL 98-199 (amendment to EHA*)

Nov 2, 1983

Perkins Act

Sep 13, 1984

Developmental Disability Assistance Act

Oct 19, 1984

PL 99-457 (amended EAHC*)

Oct 8, 1986

Honig v Doe (CA)

Jan 20, 1988

Americans with Disabilities Act

Jul 26, 1990

IDEA*

Oct 30, 1990

Oberti v Board of Education Borough of Clementon

Nov 13, 1992

No Child Left Behind

Jan 8, 2002

Every Student Succeeds Act

Dec 10, 2015