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Q&A: Disability History Curricula

We’re takin’ the mystery out of disability history!

icon "Disability Q&A"Disability Network Southwest Michigan is pleased to bring you Disability Q & A to test your knowledge of disability-related topics. We post questions on Facebook and provide a link for you to check the answer and learn more about each topic.

Q: Which U.S. State was the first to require disability rights history be included in K-12 public school curricula?

A: West Virginia

In April 2006 West Virginia became the first state to pass a bill requiring that students in the K-12 public school system be taught the history of the disability rights movement. This legislation happened largely due to the efforts of the West Virginia Youth Disability Caucus. This bill also established the third week in October as “Disability History Week.”

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