Stand Up For Those Who Can Not

2465 WordsMar 5, 201510 Pages
Ashley Lott Mrs. Varnado English IV 9 March 2015 Stand Up for Those Who Cannot If everyone stood up to be a voice for those who are silenced, like sunlight burning through darkness, could those who are lame begin to take a stand? Could the blind begin see the change within this world? Could the deaf suddenly hear victory ringing around them? Prior to the 1970’s, few to no disabled students were educated in public schools because their needs that required extensive care were unable to be addressed by school faculty. In 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was passed. This act requires public schools to allow students the right to education, regardless of their disability. Special Education provides access to education to children with intellectual and physical disabilities. Services are divided into categories based on the disabilities of the child.. These include: Traumatic Brain Injury,multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, speech impairment, hearing impairment, visual impairment, intellectual impairment, and developmental. delays. After children are eligible for services, an Individualized Education Plan, mandated by the IDEA, is established. Within this plan , there are objectives and goals of which the parents and Special Education teachers decide where the child is weak and what they need help accomplishing. Physical therapists, Occupational therapists,and Adapted Physical Education teachers provide total assistance to
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