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 3-8 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.