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Orthopedically Impaired


Orthopedic impairment means a severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child's educational performance. The term includes, but is not limited to, impairments caused by congenital anomaly, such as a clubfoot or absence of some member; impairments caused by disease, such as poliomyelitis or bone tuberculosis; and impairments from other causes, such as cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures or burns that cause contractures. PI 11.36 (2), Wis. Admin Code.


The current eligibility criteria for orthopedically impaired under state law is found at PI 11.36 (2), Wis. Admin. Code.

If a student is found to have an impairment, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team must also determine whether the student has a need for special education.