New Eligibility Criteria for Emotional Behavioral Disability, Deaf, Blind, and Deafblind Now in Effect
Matthew W. Bell | 12.20.21
The administrative rules addressing special education eligibility criteria for two different educational disabilities were recently revised and a newly added disability category is now in effect. The revised PI 11.36 (Areas of Impairment), modifies the definition of the categories of blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) and further modifies the evaluation requirements associated with each of those disability categories. Also, the revised rules add a new required Individualized Education Program (IEP) team member when determining eligibility for deaf and hard of hearing.