ERIC Number: ED484722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Procedures Governing Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The term "children with disabilities" includes, without limitation, all children who, because of permanent or temporary mental, physical or emotional disabilities, need special education, are unable to have all their educational needs met in a regular class without special education and related services, or are unable to be adequately educated in the public schools. It includes those who are autistic, behaviorally emotionally disabled, deaf, blind, hearing impaired, mentally disabled, multihandicapped, orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, pregnant, specific learning disabled, speech language impaired, traumatic brain injured and visually impaired. The term "preschool children with disabilities" includes, without limitation, all 3 and 4 year old children and those 5 year old children who are ineligible for kindergarten and who because of permanent or temporary cognitive, communication, social, emotional and or adaptive disabilities are unable to have all of their developmental needs met in a natural environment without special education and related services. Preschool children with disabilities become eligible for a free appropriate public education upon reaching their third birthday.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.