Individuals with Disabilities
The term "individual with a disability" means an individual with any disability
as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The term
"disability" means with respect to an individual (A) a physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such
individual; (8) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded as having such
impairment. The term impairment does not include characteristics of or predisposition to
illness or disease.
|SD2 Hearing Impairment
|SD4 Speech/Language Impaired
||SD11 Specific Learning Disability
|SD5 Visually Impaired
||SD12 Mental Impairment
|SD6 Behavior/Emotional Disorder
|SD7 Physical Impairment
||SD16 Traumatic Brain Injury
|SD8 Health Impairment
||SD17 Students with disabilities not in Special
Educ. (504 Eligible)
Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children
The term "economically disadvantaged family or individual" means families or
individuals who are determined by the Secretary to be low income according to the latest
available data from the Department of Commerce.
Individuals preparing for nontraditional training and employment
The term "nontraditional training and employment" means occupations or fields of
work, including careers in computer science, technology, and other emerging high skill
occupations, from which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the
individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.
Single parents, including single pregnant women
The term "single parent" means an individual who - (A) is unmarried or legally
separated from a spouse; and (B) (i) has a minor child or children for which the parent
has either custody or joint custody; or (ii) is pregnant.
Individuals who are academically disadvantaged
The term "individuals with other barriers to educational achievement" includes
those individuals identified as "academically disadvantaged." An individual is
considered disadvantaged if (A) his/her disadvantaged condition is a contributing factor
to a lack of success; and (B) he/she is not succeeding or cannot be expected to succeed in
career and technical education without special assistance.
Individuals with Limited English proficiency
The term "individual with limited English proficiency" means a secondary school
student, an adult, or an out-of-school youth, who has limited ability in speaking,
reading, writing, or understanding the English language, and - (A) whose native language
is a language other than English; or (B) who lives in a family or community environment in
which a language other than English is the dominant language.