2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 3 - Special Educational Programs
Chapter 41 - Children With Disabilities
Subchapter 2 - Children With Disabilities Act of 1973
§ 6-41-203. Definitions
- As used in this subchapter:
- (1) "A child with a disability" means a person evaluated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., as having an intellectual disability, a hearing impairment, including without limitation deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment, including without limitation blindness, emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services;
- (2) "Board" means the State Board of Education;
- (3) "Free appropriate public education" means special education and related services that:
- (A) Are provided at public expense, under public supervision, and without charge;
- (B) Meet the standards of the Department of Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., as it existed on January 1, 2017;
- (C) Include an appropriate preschool, elementary school, or secondary school education; and
- (D) Are provided in conformity with an individualized education program that meets the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., as it existed on January 1, 2017; and
- (A) "Special education" means specially designed instruction at no cost to the parents to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, in other settings, and instruction in physical education.
- (B) Special education includes each of the following, if the services otherwise meet the requirements of this definition:
- (i) Speech-language pathology services or any other related service if the service is considered special education rather than a related service under state standards;
- (ii) Travel training; and
- (iii) Vocational education.
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