The laws of EC Special Education

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The laws of EC Special Education

An amendment was passed in 2004 and required that intervention be based upon scientific research. It calls for IEP teams for children with special needs. *This means that children have specialized teams there with the knowledge and means to get them the help they need!

What's been affecting early childhood special education?

Early diagnoses can prevent future delays. Every preschool has a responsibility to be aware of the rights of their students............................................................................. For families who need resources, to the right is a list of practices in special education that can be catered to individuals according to need.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 called for all people with special needs to receive their full civil rights. *Accomodations must be made for children who require assistance. Child care centers have no excuse of why a child cannot be serviced

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a nondiscriminatory law that prohibits federally funded agencies to deny anyone employment or services due to their special needs. *Every child has the right to needed benefits/services and can not be turned away!

ReferencesMcLaughlin, M. J. (2010). Evolving interpretations of educational equity and students with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 76(3), 265-278.Cook, R. E., Klein, M. D., & Tessier, A. (2012). Adapting early childhood curricula for children with special needs (8th ed.). Upper Saddler River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall.US Department of Justice. (2012). A Guide to Disability Rights Laws. Retrieved from http://(2012, April 9). A guide to disability rights laws. Retrieved from A Guide to Disability Rights Laws website:

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The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 entitled toddlers to access early intervention as early as 3 years old while learning in the least resrtictive environment. * There are free public programs that service toddlers for the purpose of early intervention with special needs.

The First Chance program was enacted by Congress in 1968 to feed money into programs that educate parents and involve the community in providing services for children with special needs and their families.*There still exists plenty of free programs that support special education in many different ways.

The No Child Left Behind Act was passed in 2001 and held states responsible for equally educating all children. Test scores were factors in determining eligibility for funding. *Students with special needs have the right to services that help them academically as well as emotionally and physically.

"Educational goals for these students should not differ from those of any other student" (McLaughlin, 2010, p. 275).

Children are considered to have special needs when developmental delays interfere with their growth and learning. Since 1897, there have been great strides to give children with special needs access to resources at an early age to help close the gap in their education. Learn about the laws affecting early childhood special education.

Originally known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, IDEA was amended in 1997 to give states more flexibility in servicing at-rsik infants and toddlers. It also required schools to be involved with transition planning for students with special needs.


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