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The Referral Process

The process for providing special education services to a child with a disability begins with a written request for evaluations made to a school district’s director of special education or special services. Parents who believe their child is having serious problems in school can also make a written request for school evaluations at any time.

The Special Education Referral Process flow chart - source ACNJ-NJ

For more information on parents’ rights in the special education process, click here.

Source: Advocates for Children of New Jersey, Basic Guide to Special Education, 2011 Edition.