School Choice Program & Students with Disabilities
School Choice Program & Students with disabilities (Creole)
Tips for Social Distancing
Eligibility for Special Education
Elijiblite pou Edikasyon Espesyal
Is my Child Eligible for Special Education Services
  • 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
Know your Rights: Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools
Challenging Behavior Fact Sheets (English & Spanish)
Understanding the Meaning of your child's behavior
IEP Meeting Planner
IEP Meeting Planner (Spanish)
IEP Planner Haitian Creole
Dispute Resolution Comparison Chart (CADRE)
Dispute Resolution Process Comparison Chart (pdf)
Special Education Complaints
Publication: Parents are the Key
Conflict Resolution – January 24, 2018
  • Behavior and Discipline Toolkit

    Behaviors that interfere with a child’s learning in school can be challenging for both parents and teachers. This toolkit provides information about addressing behaviors through assessment of the child and development of a positive behavior intervention or support plan. It also includes information to help you understand school disciplinary procedures for children who receive special education services.

    Online Resources – National

    Online Resources – State

    Refer to individual school websites for each school’s “Code of Conduct” which includes disciplinary procedures for all students.

    PIC Fact sheets

    Functional Behaviora Assessment
    Behavior Intervention Plans


    • Parents Are the Key – This user-friendly booklet, developed for parents and caregivers, describes school disciplinary procedures (such as suspensions and manifestation meetings) in detail. It also includes information about how school teams can address behaviors that are interfering with a child’s learning.


Discipline and Students with Disabilities
Know Your Rights: Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

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