Students with psychiatric disabilities are entitled to reasonable academic accommodations as provided by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 19 amendments.
1.)Physical-- Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Asthma, Epilepsy, etc.
2.) Developmental--Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, processing disorders.
The phrase “least-restrictive” environment means schools that receive public funding have an obligation to give all students the opportunity to learn in regular classrooms to the greatest extent possible.
Schools are required by law to allow special education students to participate in a standard learning environment along with nondisabled students.
Music classes in today’s educational system have changed substantially.
With the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), educators are expected to see all students, with and without disabilities.
3.)Behavioral/Emotional--ADD, Bipolarism, Oppositional Defiance Disorder 4.)sensory impaired--Blind, visually impaired, deaf, limited hearing. Know your rights:  The IDEA Act (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act): --Students with disabilities must be prepared for further education, employment, and independant living.
--If a child's strength, endurance, or stamina cannot keep up with school activities, they can qualify for "other health impaired" special education status.
The presence of students with disabilities also contributes to the diversity of the student population.
"Mental illness" refers to the collection of all diagnosable mental disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling, relating, and functional behaviors.
Section 504 of the Rehabilition Act: --Prohibits schools from disriminating against children with disabilities.