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FAQ: Special Education

What should a parent or teacher do if they have questions about a child’s performance in school?
What happens after the referral is made?
How does the school system determine if a child has a disability?
How is eligibility for special education determined?
What is an Individualized Education Plan?
How often is the IEP reviewed?
When is a parent’s consent required?
How can I find out more information about the special education process?
What are a parent’s rights under the IDEA?
How long does this process take?
What disabilities are covered under the IDEA?
Tell me more about the evaluation process
What can I do if my child has challenging behaviors?
What can I do if I disagree with the evaluation?
What is the parent’s role in the IEP process?
Who is on the IEP team?
What questions can I expect the evaluators to ask about my child’s performance in school?
What should be included in the IEP?
What services might be included in the IEP?
How can my child be included in school?
Do I have to agree to what’s in the IEP?
What do I need to know about my rights in the IEP process?