After your child’s public school identifies her learning disability, they’ll determine whether or not she’s eligible for special education services. Before a determination meeting takes place, you’ll want to know what to expect, such the school district’s criteria for eligibility and the opportunities available for parent input.
To prepare yourself for the eligibility determination meeting, consider asking the school’s representative the questions provided on our downloadable worksheet. Jot down the answers in the space provided on the worksheet.
Once completed, attach this document to the front of your folder or notebook so you can refer to it before, during, and after your child’s eligibility determination meeting.
Download your FREE worksheet, Questions to Ask About Your Child’s Eligibility Determination (PDF).
From NCLD's Chapter 5: Evaluation: Learning More About Your Child.
Candace Cortiella is Director of The Advocacy Institute, a nonprofit focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities through public policy and other initiatives. The mother of a young adult with learning disabilities, she lives in the Washington, D.C., area.