A child in a wheelchair watches a group of children in the distance.

Dr. Jean Crockett, a professor and Director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida, shares the history and the great impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (formerly known as Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975) has had on education‬. Dr. Crockett remembers and celebrates this historic legislation on its 40th Anniversary with this must read article published Nov 29, by The Conversation: How children with disabilities came to be accepted in public schools