Multiple Disabilities

"Multiple disabilities" means concomitant impairments (combination of cognitive, physical and/or sensory disabilities), the combination of which causes such severe developmental/educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for one of the impairments. The term does not include children with deaf-blindness. Such disabilities may be characterized by the following –

A. Limited use of functional communication skills;

B. Dependence on others for most or all daily living activities;

C. Minimal social interaction skills and possible maladaptive behaviors exhibited;

D. Pronounced delays in motor development; and/or

E. Fragile medical conditions.

For Further Information Contact:  
The Early Childhood Division
912 West 6th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR, 71601
Telephone:  870-730-2962
Fax:  870-730-2998