Who is Eligible for Special Education?

Children with disabilities are eligible for special education and related service when they meet IDEA’s (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) definition of a child with a disability.  If you suspect your child may qualify for special education services, the first step in this process is to talk with your child’s teachers about your concerns.  You can also request an evaluation to your child’s teacher and principal in writing.  This request may also be sent to the school special education coordinator or educational diagnostician.

Additional Resources:

Fact Sheet: “Eligibility for Special Education” for more information about the evaluation process.

Online Demand Videos:  The following videos are available by accessing the online Video Portal

  • 5 Steps to Special Education
  • Getting Supports for your child – The IEP
  • Preparing for IEP Meetings
Video Portal
Eligibilty for Special Education
Questions about Evaluations
5 Steps in Special Education
Getting support for your child in school – The IEP
Preparing for IEP Meetings
Elijiblite pou Edikasyon Espesyal
Is My Child Eligible for Special Education Services

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