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Brookes Publishing

An independent publishing company founded in 1978, Brookes has been the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that support children’s healthy development and boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. We’ve been with you every step of the way, partnering with experts in the field to bring you cutting-edge research and real-world strategies that support diverse learners from birth to adulthood.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary and look ahead to our future, we’re honoring our past with this timeline of highlights. Take a journey through key events, titles, and milestones in Brookes history—starting with some of our most exciting recent developments.

Explore 40 years of key milestones, titles, and events in Brookes history.

1975

Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142) signed into law

Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142) signed into law

New law PL-142 requires that every child, regardless of disability, receive a free appropriate public education. Educators across the country have a new goal set before them: reaching, teaching, and including students with disabilities in their classrooms. The founders of Brookes recognize a growing need for resources on teaching all learners, no matter how severe their disability. A new publishing company is born—and Brookes begins a legacy that’s endured for four decades and counting!