To qualify for special education, students must meet one of the 13 disability categories as defined by IDEA and demonstrate a need for special education services (i.e., the child requires specially designed instruction to receive educational benefits).
IDEA defines “children with disabilities” as having any of the following types of disabilities:
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impairment
- Intellectual Disability
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment, including Blindness
If a student is found eligible for special education support and services, our team will develop an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) to meet the student’s unique needs.