Definitions for "Multiple Disabilities"
Concomitant impairments (such as mental disabilities – blindness, mental disabilities – orthopedic impairments), the combination of which causes such severe educational problems that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for one of the impairments. The term does not include deaf-blindness.
Having more than one disability.
Learning and developmental problems resulting from multiple disabilities as determined by evaluation pursuant to section 15-766 that cannot be provided for adequately in a program designed to meet the needs of children with less complex disabilities. Multiple disabilities include any of the following conditions that require the provision of special education and related services: (a) Two or more of the following conditions: hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, moderate mental retardation, visual impairment. (b) A child with a disability listed in subdivision (a) of this paragraph existing concurrently with a condition of mild mental retardation, emotional disability or specific learning disability. (A.R.S. §15-761)