School Request - Educating Children with Disabilities

By School Request

If your child’s teacher or other educational professional thinks that your child may have a disability of some kind, the professional can request an evaluation of your child. Your informed consent is required. You can agree for your child to be evaluated, or you can refuse. If you refuse, then school will either drop the matter or file a due process complaint against you. (There are exceptions to the need to obtain parental permission, such as when the parents are missing or when parental rights have been terminated.)


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IDEA & Section 504ConceptsFair and Appropriate Public EducationChild FindKinds of SchoolsPublic SchoolsPrivate SchoolsSpecial SchoolsDisability Evaluating and Assessingby Parent Requestby School RequestIndependent Educational EvaluationOngoing EvaluationsSpecial Education and Related ServicesSection 504 PlanIndividualized Educational ProgramExtended School YearTransition PlanDispute ProcessDue ProcessState ComplaintOffice of Civil RightsAdministrative AppealMediationDiscplineChange of PlacementManifestation DeterminationInterim Alternative Educational SettingTerms and Definitions

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