Eligibility is the term used to describe a meeting held to determine whether a child who has been evaluated is eligible for special education services. The eligibility meeting must be held within the 65 day timeline mentioned in evaluations. This means, the eligibility meeting must be held no later than 65 days from the date a school agrees and has parental consent to evaluate a child. Eligibility is a two prong test. A child must have a qualifying disability as defined by the Virginia regulations and the disability must interfere with the child’s ability to learn.

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