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Multiple Disabilities

Eligibility Criteria

Multiple Disabilities means concomitant impairments (such as intellectual disability-blindness, intellectual disability-orthopedic impairment, etc.), the combination of which causes such severe educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for one impairments. The term does not include deaf/blindness.

A child displays multiple disabilities when:

(1) Concomitant impairments occur, and
(2) The impairments together cause severe educational needs.

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