Categorical Disabilities

Minnesota has 13 categorical disability areas and users can access information, resources, and contacts for each of the different areas. A team of qualified professionals, including parents, determines whether a student meets criteria in one of the 13 areas and is in need of special education services. Read the Minnesota Rule language regarding evaluation and reevaluation using the link provided.
  •  - 7/23/21
    List of MDE and partner low incidence specialists
  •  - 7/22/21
    Regional low incidence facilitators provide training on evaluation and educational planning in the following areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders, deafblind, Traumatic Brain Injury, deaf/hard of hearing, Developmental Cognitive Disorder, other health disorders, blind/visual impairments, physical impairments, and Severely Multiply Impaired.