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There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more than a label.
- Identification and referral. When a student is suspected of having a disability, a referral, which is a written or oral request for an evaluation, is given to the school. A parent or adult student may make the referral or it may come from the teacher, principal, etc.
- Evaluation. After a referral is made, the school then evaluates the student to determine if there is a disability.
- Determination of eligibility. Based on the results of the evaluation, a team decides if the student is eligible to receive special education and related services.
- Development of an individualized education program (IEP) and determination of services. If the student is determined eligible to receive special education and related services, a team then develops and implements an appropriate IEP to meet the needs of the student.
- Reevaluation. At least every three years the student is reevaluated to determine continued eligibility for special education services.
Parent/Guardian/Adult student permission is needed prior to evaluation and again before the IEP services begin.