History – Earliest Recorded Education for Disability

Since the beginning of recorded history people with disabilities have been a part of our lives, and those with disabilities along with the parents who love them have fought long and hard for their educational rights. The first written record of the educational journey of a child with a disability occurred in 34 BC when the grandson of Julius Ceasar’s beloved sister was born mute. It was the support and drive from his family that allowed Quintus Pedius to be educated and therefore gave him something very few were granted, an education (Winzer, 1998). This education provided him with an ability to support himself as an artist and led the way for those yet to come (Laes, 2011). All children deserve an education.