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Madison Metropolitan School District

Is My Child Eligible?

The Referral is the first step to all evaluations for determining if a student needs special education services.

If a school team or parent has suspicion that a student has a disability, either may initiate a referral by working through the school, and discussing needs for special education. Referrals can be made to determine eligibility for either Special Education or Section 504.  (If the student has a disability requiring accommodations that can be met in the general education setting.Upon a referral being started, the parent will receive a Notice of Referral which states that an Individual Education Plan (IEP) team will be developed to conduct the evaluation and informs parents of the steps in the process. At this time, the parents are give the Parent Rights Brochure  Spanish Hmong


Students who are suspected to have a disability requiring special education must be evaluated via the IEP Process to determine if they have a disability and if they are eligible to receive special education services.  If a student qualifies, they are eligible to receive services starting from age 3 through the end of the school year that they turn 21.

 This informational guidebook  discusses screening, instruction and intervention, and resources that can support improved learning for school-aged individuals with characteristics of dyslexia. The audience for the information is broad and includes--but is not limited to--parents and families, educators, interventionists or reading teachers, and educational leaders