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.
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
In 1995, the state’s school choice and charter school laws were enacted. Both are designed to give parents greater choice in determining where their child will attend school. Delaware is home to a variety of learning opportunities beyond your neighborhood school, including vocational high schools, magnet schools, themed schools, special interest programs within schools, and charter schools. This resource provides links information about school choice, charter schools and students with disabilities.
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