The Education For All Handicapped Children Act Of 1975 Essay

709 Words Aug 29th, 2016 3 Pages
Laws and ethics are very important special education and education as a whole. They provide the foundation for how a student will be taught and learn. Without these two simple things we would not be where we are today within education. It is extremely vital that every student has the opportunity to learn, some may need more assistance than others, but that is why laws and ethics have been put into place.
One of the laws mentioned in the text that was put in place to help students with disabilities is the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975. While all of the acts mentioned have a purpose of helping those with disabilities, this is one of my favorites. This act made sure that all students with disabilities have access to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). This act also created the Individualized Education Program (IEP) which is a list of specific education services that each student needs to be successful (Johnston, Beard & Carpenter, 2007). I believe that this law really changed everything for individuals with disabilities because before it, special education students were not given the opportunity to learn like everyone else. Being able to have free public education whether you have a disability or not is imperative.
Another law that I read about in chapter one, but also learned about in a previous class is the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This act ensured that there was adequate access to all public buildings. It was applied to…

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