Step 1: Your Child is Identified as Needing Services
Step 1: Your Child is identified as Needing Services.
Determining if your child needs special education services is the first step in the process. This can be difficult for some families when they first learn that their child needs specialized instruction. The process can occur two different ways. One way is through the child find system, or by your child's teacher sending a referral to your school's child study team. Your child's teacher works with your child on a daily basis and is most knowledgeable in understanding your child's progress. However, it is important to know that a referral to the child study team can come from anyone that works with your child, this includes you!