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Orthopedic Impairment

Eligibility Criteria

Orthopedic Impairment means a severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.  The term includes impairments caused by congenital anomaly (e.g., club foot, absence of some member, etc.), impairment caused by disease (poliomyelitis, bone tuberculosis, etc.), and impairments from other causes (e.g., cerebral palsy, amputations and fractures, or burns that cause contractures).

A child displays a physical impairment when:

(1) An orthopedic impairment has been diagnosed by a licensed physician, and
(2) The physical impairment adversely affects the child’s educational performance.

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