An educational verification is a process conducted by a school district to determine if a student has a disability and to plan appropriate services to address the student’s individual needs. The verification will reflect assessments done by a multidisciplinary team. This educational label is given by the school district and is concerned only with how the condition affects the child’s education.
Federal law concerning special education is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and spells out the states responsibilities in the education of children with special needs. Your local school district will use the laws set out in Rule 51 (Nebraska Department of Education, Regulations and Standards for Special Education Programs, Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 51.) This is the state law covering special education in Nebraska and will provide detailed information on qualifications for autism.
It is important to remember that State law must meet the minimum standards set forth in the Federal law. Services provided through the school district are free of charge to parents.