Special education refers to specially designed instruction to meet the individual and unique needs of students. Students who are eligible to receive special education services qualify under one of the 13 categories identified in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). The categories include:
Deaf or Blindness
Other Health Impairments
Specific Learning Disabilities
Speech and Language Impairments
Traumatic Brain Injury
Special education programs should be customized to address the individual needs of a student. Services are provided through a continuum of services, in which the students receive varying degrees of support based on their individual needs.