History of disabilities education law

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The Federal government first passed legislation governing special education in 1975. That law has now become the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and guarantees a “a free appropriate public education” to all children with disabilities.

While federal law sets the basis for special education in every public school in the country, each state has developed its own legislation and that has affected the way special education is delivered. Court cases have also dictated special education procedures.

The court case P.J. et all  vs. The State of Connecticut, Board of Education, et al plays a significant role in how school districts address special education. The case, filed in 1993 and settled in 2002 was brought by the families of five intellectually disabled students who were put in an isolated classroom within their public school. The settlement requires districts to include students with disabilities into the same program as student that are not disabled as much as possible.

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Charlotte McCarty

The newly renovated Lil’ Precious Steps facility in East Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Tiffanie Turner instilled the value of a good education in her two boys from a very early age.

“They really didn’t have anything for him to do in school and kept trying to figure out what daycare he went to because he already knew everything,” Turner said.

That daycare was Lil’ Precious Steps Early Learning Center in East Lubbock, and the force behind her sons’ quality of learning was the day care’s executive director, Charlotte McCarty.

“No one thinks infants need early education – it’s a must,” McCarty said. “It starts not only in the homes, but it starts in the daycare as well.”

A unique partnership between Texas Tech University’s Early Head Start program and McCarty’s day care aims to improve and enhance early child care for families in East Lubbock.

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