Special Educators Salute

Today we celebrate District 32's Special Educators! 

District 32's Special Educators share a vocation - to provide every single child with the tools and love they need to lead successful, healthy and happy lives.  

National Special Education Day is celebrated on Dec. 2 each year and commemorates the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, signed by President Ford on December 2, 1975.   

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act made public education available to all eligible children with disabilities across the nation and ensured special education and related services were provided for those children. This law was a critical and necessary step on the path to making education and resources equitable for all children – a goal we are still working toward today. This day honors the milestones that have been achieved for special education so far and reminds us of the continued progress to come.