Referrals

Birth to 3 years

If you’re concerned about your infant or toddler’s developmental progress please contact:

In-Tot at Reliable Enterprises
360-736-9558
203 W Reynolds Ave
Centralia, WA 98531

School-age (Age 3 through 12th grade)

If you’re concerned about your school-age child’s educational progress and believe they may have a disability, contact the building principal of your school to refer your child. Your child does not need to be enrolled in public school to be referred. Youth up to age 21 who have not graduated from high school may also be referred.

Students age 3 through 5 who are not yet enrolled in school may also participate in the Child Find screenings provided in each school district.

Contact our support specialists at 360-748-3384 if you need more information about how to refer your child.

What to Expect:

  1. An adult identifies a child for referral: Anyone who knows a child who may need service can alert the school in writing. This person can be a parent, teacher, from a public agency, or anyone else who has an interest in the child.
  2. The child's parents or guardians will be notified: Working together, the child's parent/guardian and school district will decide if an evaluation is necessary.
  3. Parent/guardian written consent is required for an evaluation: If the family and school district decide to conduct an evaluation, the child's parent/guardian will receive a written notice. They must sign a written consent for their child to be evaluated.
  4. The school district has 35 school days to complete the evaluation: Parents may be asked for information and to bring the child in for evaluation.
  5. Qualified staff will complete assessments or gather information in areas of concern.
  6. Professionals meet with parent/guardians: Together they will determine if the child is eligible for special education.
  7. If the child qualifies for special education services: The professionals and parents/guardians will develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This may happen at the evaluation meeting or at a later date.