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How to Refer for Special Ed



SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ALBANY
ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION
PROCEDURES


Upon request, the Albany School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for
special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the
district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program
(IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special
education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with
disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools,
elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who
reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability
has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in
which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must
inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may
also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child
resides.

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is
a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Erikke Nystrom-Grothaus, Director of
Special Education, Albany School District, at 608-862-3225 x2129, or by writing her at P.O.
Box 349, Albany, WI 53502.

 

 

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