Eligibility: SPECIAL NEEDS DIAGNOSIS

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Kristi: I am waiting for a diagnosis for my 5 year old from the private sector, but all the school wants to do is send him home everyday. How do I get my child an education?

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Kristi – Have you asked for an initial evaluation for special education eligibility? If not, I would suggest that you ask right away. This is the first step to getting your son help in school.
Your child does NOT need to have a diagnosis before you ask. You simply need to suspect that he may have a disability that may be impacting his education – and it sounds like you already do.
This article discusses when to request an initial evaluation, a sample letter for doing so, and links to more info on the evaluation process and your rights: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/evaluation-2/.
You can connect with your local parent center for info on how the process works in your state: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center/.

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