Updated guidance for determining special education eligibility for students with developmental delays


Effective April 6, the Ohio General Assembly updated Ohio law, which resulted in an expanded definition of “child with a disability” as it pertains to the Developmental Delay disability category. The definition is in Ohio Revised Code Section 3323.01.

The Department updated the “Determining Special Education Eligibility for School-Age Children: Developmental Delay” document to reflect this change in law. Find the document on the Department’s Disability Specific Resources webpage.

Direct questions to Karen Johnson or Bernadette Laughlin.