Eligibility Category or Classification


One or more of the categories identified in IDEA to qualify a child for special education services.

Related Resources

U.S. Government Publishing Office

View the definition of a "learning disability" as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Many students with reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia, will be provided for under the "specific learning disability" category.

Topic: Advocacy, Dyslexia, Legislation

U.S. Department of Education

Read the text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and relevant regulations.

Topic: Advocacy, Dyslexia, Legislation

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Information about your rights as a parent under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Topic: Advocacy