In your own words, compare and contrast the education of students with special needs in the 1960's versus today. I was not born in the 60's and I am having trouble finding information on how they were treated back them.
Special education reform was first recognized on a large scale during the Kennedy Administration. Those labeled mentally retarded were the focus of the legislation. At that time those students were serviced in classrooms separate from the general population of schools.
This type of education was reformed and expanded with the IDEA (The Individual with ...
This article addresses changes in special needs service from its inception in the 60's until the present time.