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Special Education

Special Education

About Special Education

What is Special Education?

How do I know if my child is eligible for special education services?

What does it mean to receive special education services?

What is the difference between an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a Section 504 Plan?

How do I know when or if my child no longer requires special education services?

Terms and Acronyms




Definitions of Disabilities

Facts and Statistics

Identification and Evaluation Process

What is a screening meeting?

Who can refer my student for a screening?

What does an evaluation include?

What is an independent evaluation?

Can parents pay for a private evaluation?

What is an initial evaluation IEP meeting?

What is an annual review IEP meeting?

Can I request an IEP meeting at any time?