Question: My son has been diagnosed with dyslexia and we are planning to enroll him in a special program at his school to help him deal with his condition. Will the tuition cost for the program deductible?
Answer: Children diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, dyslexia, unusual low IQ, etc may attend a special school (or enroll in an extra service provided by the school) for the principal purpose of obtaining medical care in the form of special education. As a result, IRS has recognized that costs to attend special schools or curriculum for intellectually disabled children are considered a qualified medical expenses.
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