REFERRAL FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION EVALUATIONS/SERVICES
Referrals to our program come from different sources. Children may transition from First Steps services and/or parents may contact this program to refer their child.
If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact our early childhood coordinator at Southwest Allen County Schools, Special Education Department. The coordinator will discuss the concerns you have for your child and collaborate with early childhood personnel to make plans. Sometimes, a speech and/or language evaluation with a speech pathologist is scheduled. Other times, plans may include asking for permission to conduct a comprehensive multidisciplinary educational evaluation in the area(s) of need. After the evaluation is complete, a case conference committee, consisting of parents and educators, develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) if your child meets eligibility requirements for special education.