For non-school aged children: If a parent wishes to request consideration for an evaluation, a parent may call the Special Education office or provide a written request for an evaluation. If the request is made in writing, the district/campus is obligated to respond to the parent's request within 15 school days from the day the request is received.
For school aged children: A parent may verbally request or provide a written letter to the campus principal and/or counselor asking for consideration for a special education evaluation. If the request is made in writing, the district/campus is obligated to respond to the parent's request within 15 school days from the day the request is received.
Why should we refer?
Early identification and intervention can prevent failure and frustration.
Special attention to teaching and learning strategies may help individuals overcome barriers to learning.
What happens after the individual is referred?
The parent(s), legal guardian, or adult student will be contacted by Clifton ISD personnel.
Referral information will be reviewed by Clifton ISD Special Education staff. If the information obtained requires an evaluation, the parent will be asked to allow for consent for evaluation.
An evaluation will be conducted by qualified school district personnel.
The parents, evaluation personnel and campus staff will have a meeting to discuss evaluation results, special education eligibility and services.
Which disabilities qualify a child for services under special education?
Help is available from your local school district for individuals who have the following disabilities according to federal and state criteria:
Other Health Impairments
Specific Learning Disability
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment (including Blindness)
What services are available if my child qualifies for special education support?
Academic Instructional Support
Adaptive Physical Education Support
In Home or Parent Training
Orientation and Mobility Support
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD)
Will my child be eligible to receive all the services listed?
Services and supports are based on the individual needs of the child. Once a Full and Individual Evaluation has been completed, the Admission Review and Dismissal Committee (ARDC) will meet to review eligibility and recommendations. Depending on the eligibility and needs of the child, services and support are recommended in the child's schedule of service page during the initial ARD meeting. Extended information about this process can be explained in the Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Guide
How much do evaluations and services cost?
Evaluations and services are provided at no cost to the adult student, parent, or guardian.
For more information, call Clifton ISD, Special Education Department