Before 1975, only one in five children with disabilities attended public school The passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)) changed that.
Before 1975, only one in five children with disabilities attended public school. Federal legislation changed that. With more than 6 million children receiving special education services, educators, parents, and providers face many challenges on the road to improving outcomes—and improving lives—for students with disabilities.
Our areas of expertise include
- intensive intervention (National Center on Intensive Intervention);
- supporting large-scale improvements for students with disabilities (National Center for Systemic Improvement);
- instructional and assistive technology (Center on Technology and Disability);
- teacher preparation (Center for Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform); and
- federal special education fiscal requirements (Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting).