An investigation into the status of the services that were being provided for children with disabilities
Vocational Rehabilitation Act
This act guaranteed civil rights and required accommodations for disabled students in school.
Diagnostic Criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder
The term Attention Deficit Disorder is included for the first time in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Americans with Disabilities Act Becomes Law
The ADA is considered the most important civil rights law since Title 504 and has cross-disability support, bringing disability-specific organizations, advocates, and supporters all together for the same cause.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
This act was a re authorization of the EHA and emphasized the use of individual education plans for special educations students.
No Child Left Behind Act
NCLB mandated at all public schools bring every student up to state standards in reading and math within a certain period of time, thus closing the achievement gap.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
The IDEA 2004 builds on NCLB by emphasizing increased accountability for student performance at the classroom, school, and school district levels.
Addition of Special Education Teachers
By 2025, I predict that there will be an increasing need for specifically special-education teachers, and more funding to hire them.
Improvement of Inclusion
I think by the year 2025, special education programs will be better integrated with the regular classroom setting, giving special-ed students more learning and social opportunities with their peers.