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Government & Advocacy

  • November 29 - The U.S. Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law (PL) 94-142) was passed by Congress to provide financial aid to states for improved educational systems for children with disabilities. The act was sponsored by Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr. of New Jersey and signed into law by President Gerald R. Ford.[1]



  • February 15 - Robert S. Ledley files a patent for the first whole-body CT (computerized tomographic) diagnostic X-ray scanner, or CAT Scanner(3,922,552).[3]


  1. "The Education of Children and Youth with Special Needs: What do the Laws Say?." National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. October 1996. Accessed on May 22, 2008.
  2. "Interview with Bob Hall." Against the Wind. University of Illinois Board of Trustees. 1996. Accessed on February 26, 2008.
  3. "Robert S. Ledley." InventNow. National Inventors Hall of Fame,Inc. 2002. Accessed on February 26, 2008.