Special Education Eligibility Checklist

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This document provides a broad overview of the eligibility process, describes how to read assessments, and outlines the criteria for the most common eligibilities.

Last updated 2018: Federal law identifies 13 eligibility categories, including an optional eligibility for developmental delays for students ages 3 through 9. The prevalence of the students being served under each eligibility category varies widely and changes over time.

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