School Services

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.


Cooperative School Services

It is the policy of the Cooperative School Services not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Questions and concerns regarding the policy compliance should be directed to:

Patricia Kem
Director of Special Education
Cooperative School Services
389 Saint Gaspar Dr.
Rensselaer, IN 47978

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