Areas of Exceptionality

State and federal regulations have been established to define children with exceptionalities. “Exceptional children” means children with disabilities and children identified as gifted.

Exceptionality categories include:

  • Autism
  • Blindness/Visual Impairment
  • Deaf - Blindness
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gifted
  • Hearing Impairment/Deafness
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury