An Individualized Education Plan is created for a student when he or she meets all
three of the criteria listed below:

• Student meets criteria for one or more of the disability definitions as outlined by
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

• Student’s disability negatively affects his or her educational performance

• Student requires special education services to address his/her educational needs

IDEA currently recognizes the following categories of disability: autism, deaf-blindness,
deafness, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual
disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific
learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual

It is important to have professional guidance through the eligibility process. As a
special education advocate, Julie can help you write correspondences, request
appropriate testing and set legal timelines into motion.

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