Minority students and students with disabilities were not receiving adequate education. These students were denied same opportunities in education.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
September 26, 1973
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination based up a disability.
President Gerald Ford signed Education for All Handicapped Children Act
November 29, 1975
Act required equal access to a free education to students with disabilities.
IDEA Reauthorization of 1986
This allowed introduced the early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
Regular Education Intiative
REI is a response for all educators to be aware of the needs of students with disabilities.
President Reagan signed Handicapped Children’s Protection Act
August 6, 1986
This law gave parents more authority to determine the objectives and goals of the child's IEP. Also, this law allows parents to recover cost of legal fees due to discrimination of students with disabilities.
Individuals with Disabilites Education Act
The beginning of the legislation which required education to be provided to individuals with disabilities in a least restrictive environment.
Americans with Disabilities Act
July 26, 1990
This civil rights law prohibits discrimination of individuals with disabilities in any setting.
IDEA Reauthorization of 1997
This law required students with disabilities to be taught in the least restrictive environment. Students with disabilities must have equal education with general education students.
No Child Left Behind Act
January 8, 2002
This act made schools accountable for the progress of each student regardless of disability. If the school did not make progress or produce passing scores, the parents had the right to transfer their child.
IDEA Improvement Act of 2004
December 1, 2004
This act entitled children with disabilities the right to a free appropriate public education.
Every Student Succeeds Act
Act designed to reduce barriers for graduation of students with disabilities and provide more information for parents during the IEP process.