Students may qualify for special education services under one of the 14 exceptionality categories according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA), Policy 2419 and the West Virginia Code.

WVDE Guidance -Clinical Diagnoses and Educational Disabilities (Fall2022)

This guidance document provides an overview of the similarities and differences between clinical or medical diagnoses and educational disability identification. Other related considerations are also provided for school-based evaluation teams.

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