Summary of Eligibility Areas under MARSE:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – Considered a lifelong developmental disability that is characterized by qualitative impairments in reciprocal social interactions, communication and restricted range of interests/repetitive behavior that adversely affecgts educational performance.

Cognitive Impairment (CI) – Characterized by a lack of development primarily int eh cognitive domain and an impairment in adaptive behavior that adversely affects educational performance.

Deaf-Blindness (DB) – Children who have both hearing and visual impairments that adversely affects educational performance.

Early Childhood Developmental Delay (ECDD) – A child through 7 years of age who manifests a delay in 1 or more areas of development equal to or greater than ½ of the expected development that adversely affects educational performance.

Emotional Impairment (EI) – Children with significate behaviors and/or emotional issues that are exhibited over time and adversely affects educational performance.

Hearing Impairment (HI) – Characterized by students who are deaf or hard of hearing and refers to student’s with any type of degree of hearing loss that adversely affects educational performance.

Other Health Impairment (OHI) – Characterized by having limited strength, vitality or alertness which results in limited alertness to the educational environment that adversely affects educational performance.
Specific Learning Disability (SLD) – Characterized by a disorder in 1 or more basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written that adversely affects educational performance.

Speech and Language Impairment (SLI) – Characterized by a communication disorder that adversely affects educational performance, such as a language impairment, articulation impairment, fluency impairment, or voice impairment.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – An acquired injury to the brain which is caused by external physical force and results in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment or both and that adversely affects educational performance.

Visual Impairment (VI) – Characterized by a visual impairment which, even with correction, adversely affects educational performance.