Every child has a right to a free public education that works for them, even if they have a disability. Learn how to make sure that your child gets the educational support they need.
All public and charter school systems offer support services for kids who need them. These are called Exceptional Student Services (ESS), or Special Education. If they qualify, children from age 3-22 have a right to get these services to support their education.
It can be a tough process to make sure that your child gets what they need. We’ll tell you how to connect with the school system, see if your child qualifies, and get set up with the right kinds of educational supports.
You’ll also learn about the rights that all students have, and how to ask for the services that will help your child learn at their best level. We can’t promise that your child will get special education services, but we can help you see if your child qualifies, how the process works, and what steps to take next.
This Guide will help you:
- Identify your child’s needs
- Connect with the school system
- Ask for an evaluation to see if your child qualifies
- Set up the best education plan for them
- Know your rights and how to stand up for them
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