Student With An Intellectual Disability Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 1140 (2), [Title 20. Education; Chapter 28. Higher Education Resources And Student Assistance; Graduate And Postsecondary Improvement Programs; Programs To Provide Students With Disabilities With A Quality Higher Education] the term student with an intellectual disability means “a student--

(A) with mental retardation or a cognitive impairment, characterized by significant limitations in--

(i) intellectual and cognitive functioning; and

(ii) adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills; and

(B) who is currently, or was formerly, eligible for a free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [20 USCS §§ 1400 et seq.].”