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511 IAC 7-41-11 Orthopedic impairment

Sec. 11. (a) An orthopedic impairment is a severe physically disabling condition that adversely affects educational performance. The term may include impairments caused by any of the following:

(1) A congenital anomaly. 

(2) A disease, such as:

(A) poliomyelitis; or

(B) bone tuberculosis. 

(3) Other causes, such as:

(A) cerebral palsy;

(B) amputations; or

(C) fractures or burns that cause contractures.

(b) Eligibility for special education as a student with an orthopedic impairment shall be determined by the student's CCC. This determination shall be based on the multidisciplinary team's educational evaluation report described in 511 IAC 7-40-5(e), which includes the following:

(1) An assessment of the following:

(A) Current academic achievement as defined at 511 IAC 7-32-2.

(B) Functional skills or adaptive behavior across various environments from multiple sources.

(2) A social and developmental history that may include, but is not limited to, the following: 

(A) Communication skills.

(B) Social interaction skills.

(C) Motor skills.

(D) Responses to sensory experiences.

(E) Relevant family and environmental information.

(3) Available medical information that is educationally relevant.

(4) Any other assessments and information, collected prior to referral or during the educational evaluation, necessary to:

(A) determine eligibility for special education and related services; and

(B) inform the student's CCC of the student's special education and related services needs.

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