History of Special Education Law


1. Read the articles listed in the assigned readings that focus on special education laws. One was written in 1987, while the other was written in 1998.
a) ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children. (1987). Disabilities: An overview. ERIC Digest #420. Revised. ED291203. www.ericdigests.org/pre-928/overview.htm

b) Knoblauch, B. (1998.). An overview of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act amendments of 1997 (PL 105-17). ERIC Digest. www.ericdigests.org/2000-1/act.html

2. Develop a Venn diagram based on the two articles; in particular, examine the similarities and differences in the two laws.

3. Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words explaining the Venn diagram and the legal ramifications of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 1990).

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines. An abstract is not required.

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