Who is considered a “child with a disability” under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act?

To be considered a "child with a disability" under IDEA, a student must have one or more of the following disabilities which must adversely affect the student’s educational performance:

• intellectual disability

• hearing impairments (including deafness)

• speech or language impairments       

• visual impairments (including blindness)

• serious emotional disturbance

• orthopedic impairments

• autism

• traumatic brain injury

• health impairments (including ADHD, epilepsy, a heart condition)

• specific learning disabilities

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