History of Disability Services
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January 1864
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January 1 (Friday)  
National Deaf-Mute College

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President Lincoln signed a bill that allowed for the creation of the National Deaf-Mute College, which enrolled the first deaf-mute students.

Lincoln [Picture] retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

January 1918
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January 1 (Tuesday)  
Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1918

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In 1918, a bill was passed which allowed veterans to get educational assistance in their pursuit of higher education.

Veterans [Picture] retrieved from http://www.douglas.co.us/community/veterans/

January 1944
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January 1 (Saturday)  
1944 the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944

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The GI Bill of rights was passed in 1944, which allowed veterans to be awarded 500 dollars per year towards their education.

Money [Picture] retrieved from https://pixabay.com/en/photos/stack%20of%20money/ 

January 1962
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January 1 (Monday)  
Services in 1962

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In 1962, there were many services being offered to students with disabilities "including notification and training for instructors related to student needs, priority seating, texts on tape, the recording of lectures, and examinations administered in a separate location".

Lecture [Picture] retrieved from https://www.huddersfield.su/thestudentvoice/recordings-of-lectures-available-on-unilearn

January 1963
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January 1 (Tuesday)  
Learning Disability

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In 1963, the term Learning Disability was first coined. This new term, opened doors for disabled students in K-12 and in higher education to be reexamined and nationwide people realized there were accommodations for students who were not just physically disabled.

Learning Disability [Picture] retrieved from http://www.smec-isd6083.com/sld.html

January 1975
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January 1 (Wednesday)  
All Handicapped Children Act

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This act required that every student with a disability have an individualized educational plan, one that was periodically assessed and one that prepared students for education past high school.

Child k-12 [Picture] retrieved from http://myblognova1130.blogspot.com/2015/03/what-is-k-12-program.html

January 1990
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January 1 (Monday)  
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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This act helped bring awareness to students with disabilities and provided awareness to the importance of self-determination in higher education attainment. 

ADA [Picture] retrieved from https://www.summitdisabilitylawgroup.com/2016/08/americans-disabilities-act-know-rights/

January 2009
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January 1 (Thursday)  
ADAAA (Amendments Act)

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This act clarified the term disability. And brought about a better understanding of what constitutes a disability.

Disability [Picture] retrieved from https://www.theodysseyonline.com/disabilities-dont-define-us

January 2017
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January 1 (Sunday)  
Now

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We now have disability services offices in virtually every higher education institution. This is an integral part of student affairs which helps provide access to higher education and the tools needed to be successful.

Office of Disability Services [Picture] retrieved from https://webapp2.wright.edu/web1/newsroom/2015/04/13/office-of-disability-services-to-honor-graduating-students/



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