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Special Education » Eligibility


ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES: Children must meet three criteria in order to receive special education:

1.  The determining factor for the child's poor performance is not due to a lack of appropriate instruction in reading or math or the child's limited English proficiency.

2. The child must meet Ohio’s qualifications for one or more of the 13 disabilities listed in the IDEA:

Autism, Deaf-Blindness, Deafness, 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

3. The student's disability must have an adverse affect on his/her academic performance to such a degree that the student requires specially designed instruction (special education and related services) in order for the student to be successful in school.

*Not all children who have a disability require special education and related services. Many students are able to participate in their classrooms with just a few program accommodations / modifications, if any.