Webinar – “Overview of the History of Special Education Rights”
A free webinar exploring the historical evolution of special education rights and support for families and individuals with disabilities
Join the University of Illinois Chicago’s Institute on Disability and Human Development, the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (IL LEND) and The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) for an “Overview of the History of Special Education Rights” on Feb. 6 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Take a journey back in time to learn about the history of special education rights and the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Speaker Kristina Rios, Ph.D., will discuss special education rights throughout history and how support for families and individuals with disabilities has changed. She’ll help participants explore:
- A time when there was no federal special education law
- The key legal cases of Parc and Mills
- The Education for All Handicapped Act (EHA, Public Law 94-142), the very first special education law
- Key pieces of IDEA, focusing on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and the evaluation process.
Rios is an assistant professor of special education at California State University, Fresno. Her research interests include parent advocacy for Latinx families of children with significant disabilities.
See the Special Education Rights flyer for more details.
Register for this free webinar on special education rights.
Rios will also present “The Eight Components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP)” on Feb. 13 from 12 to 1 p.m.