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OHIO

3301-51-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code specifies the following disabilities as making a child eligible for special education:
  • Cognitive Disability (Mental Retardation)
  • Hearing Impairment (Including Deafness)
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Visual Impairment (Including Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Developmental Delays (ages 3-5)
Go to the Administrative Code site for more on the definitions and evaluation criteria for these disabilities.
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OKLAHOMA

The states's Special Education Handbook, pages 67-83, specifies the following disabilities as making a child eligible for special education:
  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness-Hearing Impairment
  • Developmental Delays
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment Including Blindness
Download the handbook for more on the definitions and evaluation criteria for these disabilities.
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OREGON

581-015-2000 of the Oregon Administrative Rules for Special Education specifies the following disabilities as making a child eligible for special education:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Communication Disorder
  • Deafblindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Mental Retardation
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vision Impairment
Download the .pdf for more on the definitions and evaluation criteria for these disabilities.
Read more about special education in Ohio and share your own experience.
 

Note: Information for this article was gathered in September 2011. As state laws and regulations change, this information may change as well. The NECTAC page on States' Part B Rules, Regulations and Policies, which was a big help in finding references for this article, updates links to state laws and regulations monthly, and is a good place to check for additional information.

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