Students receiving services through a GNETS Program are identified by their local school system through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. An IEP team may consider services by a GNETS program when students exhibit one or more of the following characteristics identified as negatively interfering in his or her educational progress.
- An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and or authority figures
- An inability to learn which cannot be adequately explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors
- Consistent or chronic inappropriate type behavior or feelings under normal conditions
- Displayed pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression
- Displayed tendency to develop physical symptoms, pains or unreasonable fears associated with personal or school problems