Identify the eligibility/assessment criteria for TWO of the 14 special education eligibility categories found at 34 CFR 300.8(c) following disabling conditions:

  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  2. Deaf-Blind
  3. Deafness
  4. Developmental Delay
  5. Emotional Disability
  6. Hearing Impairment
  7. Intellectual Disability
  8. Multiple Disabilities
  9. Orthopedic Impairment
  10. Other Health Impairment
  11. Specific Learning Disability
  12. Speech/Language Impairment
  13. Traumatic Brain Injury
  14. Visual Impairment

Summarize the eligibility criteria and process for the two disability designations of your choosing. Compare and contrast the two. Describe the pros and cons of the eligibility criteria and process. How might bias impact who is/is not diagnosed? 

Present this in chart form or create a PowerPoint presentation. Be sure and cite the sources from which you are gathering this information. The goal is to gather information in summary form on how students may be determined eligible for special education services under one of these 14 categories.

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