Intellectual Disabilities (IND)
DefinitionAn intellectual disability is defined as significantly below average general intellectual and adaptive functioning manifested during the developmental period, with significant delays in academic skills. Developmental period refers to birth to eighteen (18) years of age.
State Laws and RegulationsThe rule referenced below is specific to InD. Please refer to Volume I-B: Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules, Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (PDF) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.
- Rule 6A-6.03011, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (Word)
- Technical Assistance Paper DPS 2009-014 – Questions and Answers: Rule 6A-6.03011, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Exceptional Student Eligibility for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (PDF)
- Measuring Adaptive Behavior - Important Information for Parents (RTF)
- Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (PDF)
- Statewide Assessment for Students with Disabilities - Technical Assistance Paper and Participation Checklist (PDF)
- Memo: 1% Rule (PDF)
- Technical Assistance Paper FY: 2007-4 - Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT) (PDF)
- Technical Assistance Paper DPS: 2010-24 - Waiver of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Graduation Requirement for Students with Disabilities) (PDF)
- Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (PDF)