Special Education Day is celebrated on December 2 in the United States. The holiday is dedicated to children with disabilities and their right to education. Every living child should receive knowledge and appropriate development – this does not depend on their health. Find out a little more about it!
The date of Special Education Day was not chosen by chance – in 1975, the US President signed the law on the education of persons with disabilities. This was largely influenced by the 1972 US District Court of Mills lawsuit against the Board of Education, which had refused to educate special children. The purpose of today’s holiday is to celebrate the work of teachers, social workers, parents, and everyone else involved in the cause. It was first held in 2005, and since then many programs have been created to further promote accessible education for all children. One such reform is the SpedEx dispute resolution and trust building system.
- Disability is a global health problem. According to statistics, one in seven people worldwide have serious health problems, with low-income countries having the highest prevalence.
- Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist, was paralyzed at the age of 21. Doctors predicted his imminent death, but Hawking defied the odds and went on to achieve great success through his own reading and study.
- Jamie Brewer, a girl with Down syndrome, gained tremendous popularity after her role in the TV series “American Horror Story”, and also took part in the New York Fashion Week fashion show.
How to take part
The day is about understanding people with disabilities, and especially during adolescence, children with disabilities often face terrible bullying. Show your appreciation for teachers’ hard work by giving them sweets, flowers, or memorabilia. Find out what events are taking place in your area and take part in them.
When is Special Education Day celebrated in 2023?
Special Education Day is observed on December 2 each year.