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Categories of Disability Under IDEA (March 2012) (A legacy resource from NICHCY)

Description:

The IDEA’s disability terms and definitions guide how States in their own turn define disability and who is eligible for a free appropriate public education under special education law. Note, in order to fully meet the definition (and eligibility for special education and related services) as a “child with a disability,” a child’s educational performance must be adversely affected due to the disability.

Tag(s): Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Disability Characteristics Elementary Emotional Disabilities Federal Laws Hearing Impairment High School Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment