A Referral initiates the process of determining whether a child has a need for special education services. If you live in Van Buren County and are concerned about your child's development in the area of hearing, vision, physical development, health or learning, help is available. Your child may be eligible for free special education services through referral to the following programs:
Children ages birth to 36 months
when there is a concern in the development or the diagnosis of a condition that is likely to result in a developmental delay.
Children ages birth to entering kindergarten that demonstrate a developmental delay that impacts their ability to learn. This service is coordinated with Early On for children ages birth to 36 months.
K-12 Public/Non-Public Schools
Children enrolled in schools up to age 26 you suspect have a delay.
Contact your child's Local School Administrator or Special Education
If you have any questions about this process or are not sure where to start, please call the Early Childhood Special Education Supervisor at 269-539-5144.