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Who Is Eligible?

Who Is Eligible to Receive Special Education Services?

Children with an eligible disability are entitled to receive services through public schools.  Eligible disabilities include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder:  A developmental disability in communication, learning, and social interaction.
  • Blind/Low Vision:  A vision loss, that even with best correction, adversely affects educational performance.
  • Cognitive Ability:  Demonstrated by significantly below average general intellectual functioning. May be mild to severe in nature.
  • Deaf-Blind: Involves both hearing and visual impairments.
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  A hearing loss that, with or without amplification, adversely affects specific language and learning.
  • Developmental Delay: For students 3-5 years old with delay to their development.
  • Emotional Disabilitiy:  A severe, lengthy emotional condition which adversely affects educational performance.
  • Language/Speech Impairment:  One of several disorders of language or speech.
  • Multiple Disabilities: Two (2) or more disabilities, including a cognitive disabilitiy, each so severe that neither can be identified as primary.
  • Orthopedic Impairment: A physical impairment affecting educational performance.
  • Other Health Impairment: Manifested by limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems.
  • Specific Learning Disabilitiy:  A disorder in one or more basic processes involved in understanding or using language.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury:  An acquired injury to the brain that affects the student's educational performance.

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