Guest post by Sarah Fudin, University of Southern California
In the not-so-distant past, children with disabilities were not guaranteed an education. It wasn’t until the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s that advocacy and legislation were inspired, and teachers, community members invested in school districts and other education personnel began to become familiar with how special education works. Special education has come a long way since then, and with technological advancements and an evolving culture that embraces diversity, we are coming even closer to a fully inclusive, equitable educational environment for all students.
What is special education?