Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sample Letter: Request for Initial Assessment

Sample Letter
Request for an Initial Assessment
for Special Education Eligibility

Parent/Guardian’s name
City, State, Zip Code
Daytime Telephone

______________(Principal or Special Education Director)
Local School District
City, State, Zip Code

Dear _______________
I am the parent of__________ who is in the ___ grade at ____________(school). I am requesting a comprehensive assessment in all areas related to suspected disability to determine whether _______is eligible for special education and/or related services either under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (including the Other Health Impairment category) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
I am requesting this assessment because __________________(be specific). The following interventions and accommodations have already been tried. (list interventions such as seating assignments, quiet area to take tests, etc.) However, my student continues to struggle in school with___________. If applicable add: ____________ has been diagnosed with__________ by __________(professional).
It is my understanding that I will hear back from you in writing within 15 days of this request.
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you and your staff.

Your name

cc: include others who you think might need to know about your request

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