School Letter: Special Education Evaluation

This Form Assistant will help you create a letter to your child's school to request an evaluation for special education services.

The law protects disabled children’s education rights. If you think your child has a disability, you can use this letter to ask the school to evaluate your child. This is the first step to access free special education services for your child.

In your letter, you should:

  • Include specific information about your child’s needs. Describe examples of your child’s behaviors and difficulty in school. Explain why the school should evaluate your child.
  • Include important documents. Attach copies of any important documents (like medical evaluations, psychological evaluations or performance tests that support your request).

After you send the letter, the school must respond within 30 days. If the school denies your request, you can appeal the decision.

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