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, signed by President Ford on December 2, 1975.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act made public education available to all eligible children with disabilities across the nation and ensured special education and related services were provided for those children. This law was a critical and necessary step on the path to making education and resources equitable for all children – a goal we are still working toward today. This day honors the milestones that have been achieved for special education so far and reminds us of the continued progress to come.
We remember this day as a day when our nation took a vital step forward to ensure that all students were given an opportunity to learn in a way that is best for them!
Thank you to our #BulldogNation special educators and administrators for their hard work and dedication to our Special Services students.