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ECED217: Young Child with Special Needs: Court Case Assignment Resources


Assignment Requirements

  • 3-5 pages
  • Three peer reviewed sources
  • MLA Format
Legislative Acts
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965, 1966)
  • Education of the Handicapped (1970)
  • Education for all Handicapped children Act of 1975

List of Disability cases from Department of Justice 

Other suggestions: 

  • School Committee of Town of Burlington, Mass. v. Department of Educ. of Mass. (1985)
  • Florence County School Dist. Four v. Carter (1993)
  • Buckhannon v. West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources  (2001)
  • Schaffer v. Weast (2005)
Search Tips
  1. Use PART of the title of the case as a search term
  2. Keyword search: identify the disability + education court case (ex. "autism education court case")

Start your research with EBSCO Discovery! 

In-Text Citations

MLA in-text citations include:

  • The author's last name
  • Page number for a direct quote or paraphrase

You must also have a corresponding citation in your works cited list.


Jones writes that libraries are at the center of college campuses (65).


Libraries are thought to be at the center of college campuses (Jones 65).


"A focal point of the college campus is the library" (Jones 65).

Sample MLA Citations


Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Publisher, Publication date.


Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.


Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article or Page." Title of Website, Publisher, Publication date, URL.

Article in a Library Database

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol. #, no. #, date year, pp. ##-##. Title of Database, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed [Date Month Year].

DON'T use these cases

You may not use cases from your textbook, which are: 


  • Brown v. Board of Education 1954
  • Hobson v. Hansen 1967
  • Diana v. State Board of Education 1970
  • Pennsylvania Association of Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1972
  • Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia 1972
  • Larry P. v. Riles 1072, 1979
  • Jose P. v. Ambach 1979
  • Armstrong v. Kline 1979
  • Tatro v. State of Texas 1980
  • Board of Education v. Rowley 1982
  • Honig v. Doe 1988
  • Daniel R.R. v. State Board of Education 1989
  • Oberti v. Board of Education of the Borough of Clememton School District 1992
  • Agostini v. Felton 1997
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F.1999
  • Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy 2006
  • Winkelman v. Parma City School District 2007
  • Forest Grove School District v.T.A.2009
  • Fry v. Napolean Community Schools 2017
  • Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District 2017

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