December 2nd marks that anniversary of the Nation’s first federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)! IDEA was signed into law on December 2, 1975 by President Gerald Ford, making education available to all American children. National Special Education Day was created in 2005, marking the 30th anniversary of the IDEA. This day was created to honor the progress of schools and children with disabilities; it was also created to honor the teachers and parents of those children.
If you want to show support for National Special Education Day, post #SpecialEducationDay on social media.
Want more information? Here are some resources available in our library!
Harmon, Angela. "Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)." Salem Press Encyclopedia (2016): Research Starters. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.
Department of Education, Washington, DC., and Inc., Rockville, MD. Westat. To Assure The Free Appropriate Public Education Of All Children With Disabilities (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Section 618). Twenty-Fourth Annual Report To Congress On The Implementation Of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 2002. n.p.: 2002. ERIC. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.
Pizzuro, Salvatore. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act And The Nature Of American Politics: A Handbook On Public Policy. n.p.: 2001. ERIC. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act [Electronic Resource] : Provisions Related To Children With Disabilities Enrolled By Their Parents In Private Schools. n.p.: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Office of Non-Public Education, , 2011. Government Printing Office Catalog. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.
Winzer, M. A. From Integration To Inclusion : A History Of Special Education In The 20Th Century. n.p.: Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2009., 2009. HJF Library Catalog. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.
Call number: 371.90973 W739 2009
Guggenheim, Davis, et al. Waiting For "Superman" [Videorecording]. n.p.: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, , 2011. HJF Library Catalog. Web. 2 Dec. 2016.
Call number: DVD 370.973 W135 2011