Who is Eligible for Special Education Services?
A student, ages three through 22, having one or more of the following 13 Federally-defined disabling conditions that adversely affect his or her educational performance may be eligible to receive special education services:
- Hearing impairment,(Hard of Hearing)
- Intellectual Disability (Formerly MR)
- Multiple disabilities
- Orthopedic impairment
- Other health impairment
- Serious emotional disturbance
- Specific learning disability
- Speech or language impairment
- Traumatic brain injury
- Visual impairment
Eligibility is determined through an assessment process that identifies one or more impairments that prevent a student from achieving at his/her potential. A student may be performing significantly below the District's standards and additional interventions may be necessary for the student to maximize access to the educational program.