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National Special Education Day is celebrated every year on December 2, to commemorate the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), signed by President Ford on December 2, 1975.
As PSESD celebrates Special Education Day, we not only celebrate our students with disabilities, but also the impact of IDEA as a vital landmark, and how it made education available to all American children. Through the years, IDEA has been enhanced to improve services and standards throughout the educational system, and today, there are 13 different areas where children between the ages of 3 and 21 may qualify under the IDEA for services.
Please join us in observance of Special Education Day at PSESD — it’s a great opportunity for us to honor the milestones that have been achieved for special education so far, as it also reminds us of the need for all of us to continue to strive for making education and resources equitable for all children.