Criteria for Special Needs Determinations. Each child must meet at least one of the following criteria for detemination as a child with "special needs" child :
1. The child has a serious medical or dental condition that will require repeated or frequent hospitalization or treatment.
2. The child has any physical disability which makes the child totally or partially incapacitated for education or potential to earn income.
3. A child with a substantial disfigurement.
4. A child with a diagnosed emotional, mental health, and/or behavioral problem, psychiatric disorder, serious intellectual incapacity, or brain injury which seriously affects the child's ability relate to his or her peers or authority figures, including, but not limited to, a developmental disability.
5. The child is one of a group of three or more siblings (including half-siblings) placed together, or the child is the third or additional sibling placed in the same home, even though the first or second sibling receive no subsidy.
6. The child is one of two siblings (including half siblings), one of whom meets the special needs criteria, and the resource home is considered most appropriate setting for the siblings or the child is being placed in the home with a sibling receiving subsidy.
7. The child belonging to an ethnic or minority group for whom adoptiive homes are not readily available to CP&P. Information regarding adoption home availability can be obtained from CP&P.
8. The child is ten years old or older.
9. The child experience abuse or neglect that resulted in an out-of-home placement by CP&P.
10. The child meeting the medical or disability requirements for Supplemental Security Income pursant to 42 U.S.C. 673 (c).
11. Any other condition of a specific child which may be approved by the CP&P Director or designee that is not contrary to Federal or State statute and regulations which may include, but is not limited to:
• Child is at high risk of developmental, educational, or emotional problems secondary to prenatal drug exposure.
• Child has a high risk of genetic predisposition to mental illness due to parental mental health history.
• Child is placed with relative or kin who will not adopt without subsidy.