Multiple Disabilities

 

Multiple Disabilities

Concomitant impairments, the combination of which causes such severe educational needs that cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for one of the impairments. The term, multiple disabilities, does not include deaf­-blindness.

Disability Fact Sheet 10

People have been labeled as having intellectual disabilities and additional disabilities, which may include movement difficulties, sensory losses, and behavior problems. These people require ongoing, extensive support in more than one major life activity in order to participate in integrated community settings and enjoy the quality of life available to people with fewer or no disabilities.

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