I suspect my child might have a disability. What should I do?
Anyone with knowledge of a child who suspects a disability may refer a child to a Student Study Committee (SSC) to discuss concerns. For school age students, parents who are concerned about their child’s academic, social and/or emotional development are encouraged to speak with their child’s teacher. Parents who suspect a disability and wish to refer a child to a Student Study Committee meeting to discuss concerns and/or request a special education evaluation are encouraged to share their request in writing with their child’s teacher and complete the SSC Referral Form. For elementary school students, a copy should be shared with the principal or assistant principal. For middle and high school students, a copy should be shared with the student’s counselor and the Director of Counseling.
To refer children ages two* through five who are not yet Arlington Public Schools students, contact the Arlington Public Schools Child Find Office. (*Children need to be two years old by September 30th of the current school year in order to receive services in that school year.) Infants and toddlers with suspected developmental delays should be referred to the Arlington Parent Infant Education (PIE) program.