Is Eligible to Receive Special Education Services?
Children are eligible to receive Special Education
and related services when the IEP team determines
that the child meets state and federal eligibility
criteria and requires special education services.
Not all children with special needs require special
education services. There are fourteen categories of
eligibility for special education: Specific Learning
Disability, Speech or Language Impairment,
Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities,
Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury,
Autism, Other Health Impairment, Visual Impairment,
Deafness, Orthopedic Impairment, Deaf/Blindness,
Hard of Hearing, and Established Medical Disability
(0-5 years old). Most students are served through
district programs, including Resource Specialist
Programs, Special Day Classes, and Related Services.
Some students, whose needs cannot be met in district
programs, are served in either county or non-public