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TABLE 1 YEAR

1988

REFORM EFFORT/EVENT

Deaf President Now (DPN) movement at Gallaudet University

COED Report

1989

Dr. Davila appointed as Assistant Secretary of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services

1997

2005

2015

A student led protest fighting for the appointment of a Deaf President of Gallaudet University gave global awareness to the deaf as a cultural minority. “It was a victory for all people who ever felt the pain of being stereotyped, devalued, and unrepresented” (Rev. Jesse Jackson, Gallaudet Website). Commission on the Education of the Deaf (COED) report includes the recommendation for “refocus of the least restrictive environment concept by emphasizing appropriateness over least restrictive environment” (COED Report, 1988).

1988

1992

DESCRIPTION

Dr. Davila, a deaf man, drafts policy guidance based on the COED report (Lang, Cohen, & Fischgrund, 2007). Policy guidance by the Office of Special Education reflects the recommendations of the COED report to take into consideration unique learning and communication needs of a student who is deaf (57 Fed. Reg. 49274) (Lang, Cohen, & Fischgrund, 2007).

Policy guidance written by Dr. Davila published

Special Factors for deaf and hard of hearing students included in IDEA

A roadmap for education reform, the National Agenda, prompted states to develop “communication plans” for IEP teams to use in guiding their discussions about student needs. Some states have passed into their state law “Deaf Children’s Bill of Rights” (NAD Website).

National Agenda: Moving Forward on Achieving Educational Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

IDEA reauthorization includes special factors for deaf and hard of hearing students requiring education programs for deaf and hard of hearing children to consider their language and communication needs (CFR Sec. 300.346[a][2][iv] ).

Introduction of the Alice Cogswell Act of 2015

IDEA reauthorization includes special factors for deaf and hard of hearing students requiring education programs for deaf and hard of hearing children to consider their language and communication needs (CFR Sec. 300.346[a][2][iv] ).

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NMSD Task Force Report 2016  

New Mexico Task Force for Education for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children & Youth

NMSD Task Force Report 2016  

New Mexico Task Force for Education for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children & Youth

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