Who Is A Special Needs Child?

    According to IDEA, (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), a special needs child is a student ages 3-21 that has been evaluated with rule 3301-51-06 of the Administrative Code Multifactored Evaluation (MFE) having a:

    • cognitive disability
    • hearing impairment (including deafness)
    • speech or language impairment
    • visual impairment (including blindness)
    • emotional disturbance
    • orthopedic impairment
    • autism
    • traumatic brain injury
    • any other health impairments
    • specific learning disabilty
    • deaf-blindness
    • multiple disabilities and who by reason thereof needs special education and related services

    Developed by the Ohio Department of Education in cooperation with the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities


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    Strongsville, Ohio 44136