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Disability History Timeline--I will add my ideas to it


 
 
                        History Timeline-
 

1636- Plymouth Colony passes law to provide surpport for any male with disabilities while providing military service for the colony


1694- A Massachusetts law is passed requiring each town to provide for citizens with mental illnesses


1817- The American Asylum for the deaf is founded in Hartford, Connecticut.

1841- Dorothea Dix begins her work to improve conditions for people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities, including establishing workers compensation.


1900s-1920s- The Progressive ERA and WWI bring new laws and program in support of people with disabilities,


1927- The Buck v. Bell supreme court decision rules that forced sterilization of people with disabilities is not a violation of their constitutional rights   


1935- President Franklin D. Rosevelt signs the Social Security Act on Auguest 14.


1938- The march of dimes campaign begins to aid polio surviors and fund polio reseach


1942- Paul Strachan founds the American Federation of the physically Handicapped, the first cross-disability national organization to battle job discriminatiion


1954- The Vocational Rehabilitation Amendments are passed,funding program for people with disabilities


1962- Edward Roberts enters that University of California, Berkely as the first student with  disabilities


1968- The Architectural Barriers Act prohibits architectural barriers in all federal buildings.


1970- the activist group disabled in action founded.


1973- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is passed including Section 504.


1986- the National council on the Handicapped issues its first report toward independence,outlining the legal status of Americans with disabilities


1990- The American with disabilities  Act is signed into law by President George  H.W Bush on July 26.


2006- The United Nations adopts the Convention  on the rights of person with disabilities, an international treaty protecting the rights of people with disabilities.


2010-  Rosa’s law updates federal documents to use inclusive, people- first terminology.


 

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