Prevents discrimination on the basis of disability in any federally established institution.
Guarantees appropriate educational services to all school-aged students with disabilities.
Ensures that no individual is discriminated due to disability.
Expands IEP teams to include both the special and general education teacher.
Spells out what makes a special education teacher "highly qualified" and changes criteria for identifying a student with special needs.
Implementation of Common Core policy allows for national standards for public education.
Today, Educators are working hard to ensure full inclusion continues to be a reality.
Continued budget cuts and funding issues may lead to more support staff layoff and threaten districts abilities to fully accommodate all special needs students.
As technology advances we are met with new opportunities to educate future teachers on how to properly fully include all students with disabilities.