Referral Procedures

Referral Procedures

Referral Procedures


Preschool

Ages Newborn - Three

If you are concerned about the progress your child is making or your child’s developmental level, please contact Martha Fugate, ESS Preschool Coordinator, at (928) 373-3453.
Ages Two to Five


If you are concerned about the progress your child is making or your child’s developmental level, call Martha Fugate, ESS Preschool Coordinator, (928) 373-3453. 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 Child 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 be 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
If you need additional information regarding the referral process or any aspect of Special Education services available please, contact the following:

Crane Schools
Connie Jerpseth,
ESS Director
Ph: (928) 373-3450 
 
Child Find
 
The purpose of Child Find is to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities aged birth through 21 who are in need of early intervention or special education services. Please contact Martha Fugate, Child Find Coordinator, Crane Schools, (928) 373-3453 for more information.
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