How is eligibility for Special Education established?
To be eligible for special education a student must qualify under the two-prong test of eligibility:
- a disability and
- a need for specially designed instruction.
To meet the first part of the two-prong test for eligibility, a child between the ages of three through 21 must meet the criteria for one or more of the disability categories listed below:
- Auditory Impairment
- Emotional Disturbance
- Intellectual Disability
- Mulitple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
- Specific Learning Disability
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment
- Non-categorical Early Childhood