Referral Process


  • Preschool

     
    Ages 0 to 3

    If you are concerned about the progress your child is making or your child’s developmental level, please contact the Special Education Office at (520) 682-4782.

    Ages 2.6 to 5
    If you are concerned about the progress your child is making or your child’s developmental level, call the Play & Learn Preschool at (520) 682-4738 or (520) 579-4900. 

    You can make an appointment to have your child screened if it is deemed appropriate.

     


    School Age

     
    Ages 5 to 22

    The first place to begin any discussion about your child’s progress or performance in school should be with your child’s classroom teacher.  Talk to your child’s teacher and discuss any problems that exist and ways to help your child to be more successful.  If after trying strategies to help in the regular classroom your child is still having difficulties, the school may begin the referral process. 

    The school may schedule a Student Study Team meeting where you and a group of school staff who know your child will meet to discuss ways to help your child and also decide if your child may need to be evaluated for Special Education Services.  Remember, you will also invited to this meeting or you can provide the team with your ideas in writing. 

    Your child will only be evaluated for Special Education Services with your permission in writing.

     


    Additional Information

     
    Arizona Department of Education -Tucson 

    (520) 628-6330

    Arizona Department of Education - Phoenix
    1-800-352-4558