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: 

    • Autism
    • Deaf-blindness
    • Deafness
    • 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.