Diagnostic and Prevention Services
When a child is suspected of having a disability, Eligibility Coordinators manage the Referral, Evaluation, Eligibility, and Reevaluation processes under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Click here for a directory of LCPS Eligibility Coordinators by school.
The Special Education Process
Here are the five sequential steps in the special education process. For each step, school professionals and parents work together within certain time lines toward the identification, evaluation, and placement of children in special education. Click on the graphic below to obtain more information on the five steps in the process.
For parents who have concerns regarding their child's educational performance in school, please contact your child's school. For preschool age children (ages 2 through 5), please contact Loudoun County Public Schools' Child Find Center at 571-252-2180 to schedule a free developmental screening.
For assistance in understanding the special education process, parents should refer to the Virginia Department of Education's publication A Parent's Guide to Special Education in English or Spanish.
Parents are also encouraged to contact the LCPS Parent Resource Center at 571-252-2185 or visit the Special Education Advisory Committee website for additional information.
Last Modified on November 6, 2012