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Primary Disability Type

Definition

The major or overriding disability condition that best describes a person's impairment.

Usage Notes

Option set based on EDFacts. Only one disability condition would be selected. Refer to IDEA Disability Type for selecting multiple disability category options and any additional IDEA disability categories.

Option Set
DescriptionDefinitionCode
AutismAutism is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.AUT
Deaf-blindnessDeaf-blindness is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.DB
Developmental delayDevelopmental delay is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.DD
Emotional disturbanceEmotional disturbance is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.EMN
Hearing impairmentHearing impairment is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.HI
Intellectual DisabilityIntellectual Disability is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.ID
Multiple disabilitiesMultiple disabilities is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.MD
Orthopedic impairmentOrthopedic impairment is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.OI
Other health impairmentOther health impairment is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.OHI
Specific learning disabilitySpecific learning disability is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.SLD
Speech or language impairmentSpeech or language impairment is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.SLI
Traumatic brain injuryTraumatic brain injury is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.TBI
Visual impairmentVisual impairment is the major or overriding disability condition that best describes the person's impairment.VI
Related Domains, Entities and Categories

Career and Technical -> CTE Student -> Disability 
Early Learning -> EL Child -> Disability 
K12 -> K12 Student -> Disability 
K12 -> K12 Student -> Individualized Program -> Eligibility -> Determination 
Postsecondary -> PS Student -> Disability 

Related Topics

Early Learning -> Program Quality 

CEDS Element ID

000218

Element Technical Name

PrimaryDisabilityType

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URL

https://ceds.ed.gov/element/000218    (Email this link)

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