• Tennessee recognizes specific disability categories for the identification of students with disabilities. A student may become eligible for special education services if an evaluation determines the student meets the criteria for one or more of these disabilities. 
    Specific definitions and evaluation procedures can be found in the

Disability Categories

  • Autism

    Intellectually Gifted


    Language Impairments


    Multiple Disabilities


    Orthopedic Impairments

    Developmental Delay

    Other - Health Impairments

    Emotional Disturbance

    Speech Impairments

    Functional Delay

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    Hearing Impairments

    Visual Impairments

    Intellectual Disability

     Specific Learning Disability