Although race is not defined as a disability, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act have made an impact on students of color by defending Mr. Brown in the Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court said it was unlawful to separate children of race which would change special education. In the article, Timeline of the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA), it states, “The U.S. Supreme Court decided in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case that it was unconstitutional for educational institutions to segregate children by race. This landmark legal ruling would have far-reaching implications for special education arena” (Timeline of the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA), n.d.). In 1971, PARC v. Penn fought for students with disabilities to be placed in publicly funded schools and these schools were to meet the needs of the disabled student. In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a law that every stats that received federal money had to furnish equal education for those students with disabilities. In 1986, President Reagan signed an act that gave parents of disabled children added voice in their child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). In 1990, changes were made to the Public Law 101-476. This change added traumatic brain injury and autism to the new disability categories. With this change, also came a modification in how the IEP had to be written. Not only do students with traumatic brain injury or autism have an IEP but they also have an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) in place as well. The ITP provides that the student can transit to post-secondary life. And lastly, in 2004, Congress made an amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for early intervention, greater accountability, and to improve the educational outcome of the student.