Physically Impaired (PI)
Physically Impaired (PI) is a low incidence disability area that is represented by approximately 1% of all students in Minnesota receiving special education services. PI is defined as a medically diagnosed, chronic physical impairment - either congenital or acquired - that may adversely affect physical or academic functioning and result in the need for special education and related services (MN Rule 3525.1337).
Physical/Health Disabilites (P/HD) Licensure
In Minnesota, teachers licensed in the area of Physical/Health Disabilities (P/HD) provide consultation and services to students who qualify under the PI category. A professional manual and other helpful resources are available at no cost and can be found on this website.
P/HD Communities of Practice
A number of regional and statewide Communities of Practice (CoP) have been developed to assist and support professionals in this field, including the Professional Statewide P/HD Community of Practice.
P/HD Tuition Support and Mentorship Program
A P/HD Tuition Support Program is available to assist graduate-level students who are pursuing P/HD licensure, as well as a Statewide Professional Mentorship Program, designed to support P/HD teachers who are new to the field. Find more information on these and other regional and state resources on this website by clicking on the Regional & State Support or Professional Development & Licensure tabs.