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Special Education Timeline
Updated: 8/31/2020
Special Education Timeline
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  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • April 15, 1817American School for the Deaf: First school to receive federal aid in 1820.
  • American School for the Deaf
  • Welcome Exceptional Learners!
  • Originally Bennett's City Hotel
  • 1950: The Arc is the first organization to put money into research on developmental disabilities.
  • Parents met in Minneapolis, MN to organize
  • 1971-72PARC vs Commonwealth
  • Children with disabilities will be allowed access to public schooling.
  • 1975IDEA gets passed
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Individuals with disabilities will now receive the education they deserve!
  • October 8, 1986President Reagan mandates that children & families receive services from childbirth to age 2
  • I have more services provided to me and my family from birth all the way to age 2 now!
  • August 6, 1986IEPIndividual Education Plan
  • Now we as parents have a say in our child's education plan!
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