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.
List of MDE and partner low incidence specialists
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.