13 Disability Categories under IDEA

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Autism

developmental disorder sig. affecting verbal & nonverbal communication and social interaction

Deaf-blindness

concomitant hearing & visual impairments

Deafness

hearing impairment

Emotional Disturbance

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Hearing Impairment

impairment in hearing whether permanent or fluctuating, that affects the child's educational performance but isn't included under the def. of deafness

Mental Retardation

significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning

Multiple Disabilities

concomitant impairments, the combo of which causes such severe educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solelty for one of the impairments

Orthopedic impairment

impairments caused by congenital anomaly (club foot), impairments caused by disease, impairments from other causes

Other Health Impairment

having limited strength, vitality or alertness

Specific Learning Disability

Disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.

Speech or Language Impairment

communication disorder

Traumatic Brain Injury

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Visual Impairment including Blindness

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