Often times understanding program eligibility can be difficult for families. It is not enough for your child to have specific medical diagnosises in order to get special education services. For example, your child can be diagnosed with Aspergers by your developmental pediatrician. However, unless your child's disability adversely affects his/her education then he /she may not be eligible for special education services. This is a common misconception among families. It is important to look at what specialized instruction your child will need in order to benefit from special education.