IDEA Turns 45!


On November 29, 1975 President Gerald Ford signed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142) into law. An amendment to Public Law 94-142 in 1990 renamed the law the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


Learn more about the history of this special education law here:

Fast Facts- Learn more about the key changes to the IDEA over the past 45 years here:

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