National Special Education Day is observed annually on December 2nd.

Special Education Day marks the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law which was signed by President Gerald Ford on December 2, 1975.   This law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA made education available to all American children and this day honors the progress that has been made in special education.


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National Special Education Day was first celebrated in 2005 which was the 30th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Source: National Day Calendar