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Areas of Eligibility

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides standards to school districts in Missouri to follow regarding finding children eligible for special education services. There are 16 categories of eligibility under which a child with a disability may be identified and provided services.



Emotional Disturbance

Hearing Impairment/Deafness

Intellectual Disability

Multiple Disabilities

Orthopedic Impairment

Other Health Impairment

Learning Disability

Language Impairment

Sound System Disorder



Traumatic Brain Injury

Vision Impairment

Young Child with a Developmental Delay

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