A picture of traumatic brain injury identification policy in U.S. schools by state
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA, P.L. 108-446) gives definitions for each disability category and general eligibility criteria that apply to all of the disability categories. Each state is allowed by IDEA to have their own definitions for each category, and it is up to the individual states whether they require more specific guidelines for eligibility criteria or if they want to use what is written in the legislation. This study examines the definition and eligibility criteria each of the 50 states in the United States use specifically for the traumatic ...