Disability Categories – Article 7

A child is considered educationally handicapped or disabled if he or she is having trouble learning in school because of mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities. A student must be evaluated and determined eligible for special education. A student may be found eligible for special education and related services in one or more of the thirteen (13) disability categories according to Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 511 IAC 7-41-1 through 7-41-13.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Blind or Low Vision
Cognitive Disability
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Deaf-Blind
Developmental Delay (early childhood)
Emotional Disability
Language or Speech Impairment
Multiple Disabilities
Other Health Impairment
Orthopedic Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Traumatic Brain Injury