45 years of IDEA milestones

Our infographic highlights some of the notable changes and court decisions between 1975, when it first became federal law that states receive funding to provide a free and appropriate public education to children with disabilities, and 2017.
By: | November 25, 2020
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, formerly known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, has undergone several notable changes since it was first signed into law in 1975. Our graphic highlights several IDEA milestones from the past 45 years.