Severely Multiply Impaired

Students with severe multiple impairment (SMI) meet the criteria for two or more of six categorical areas: deaf or hard of hearing, physically impaired, developmental cognitive disability (severe/profound), visually impaired, emotional or behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorders. These students receive special education services from dedicated professionals in a variety of settings. For more information and resources on SMI, see the Minnesota Low Incidence Projects site under Related Links.