School Psychology Review
Editorial Note: Promoting Social Justice
Thomas J. Power
Special Topic: Promoting Social Justice
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The field of school psychology has an impressive track record of advocacy for students with special needs. Spurred by the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Students Act in 1975 and subsequently by versions of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, most recently in 2004, the school psychology profession has been extremely active in promoting social justice for children with disabilities. Although the primary focus has been advocacy at the individual student level, school psychologists have advocated successfully for the rights of disabled children and youth at the district, regional, state, and national levels.