Dec. 2 is Special Education Day

Dec. 2 is Special Education Day
Tash Davis

Shawnee Mission joins individuals across the country in the commemoration of National Special Education Day.

December 2 recognizes the anniversary of the nation’s first federal special education law. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law on December 2, 1972. This made education available to all American children and the recognition day honors progress that has been made since the law was signed.  

Special Education and related services are provided to eligible students from age 3 to 21 in the Shawnee Mission School District. Special education in Shawnee Mission is specially designed instruction that enables students from Pre-Kindergarten through early adulthood to make continuous progress.

“Our community is fortunate to have so many who work together to provide special education to students in the Shawnee Mission School District,” Sherry Dumolien, director of special education said. “In Shawnee Mission we believe that individuals of all abilities and experiences can achieve personal success and we celebrate that especially today.”

Please join us in celebrating #SpecialEducationDay.