Who may refer a child for special education services?

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Referrals will be accepted in written, electronic, or oral form for children aged two to 21, suspected of having a disability, regardless of whether the child is enrolled in public schools.  For school-aged children, referrals are made to the child's school principal or designee.  For preschool age children, referrals are made to the LCPS Child Find Center.  Referrals may be made by any source including school staff, a parent(s), the Virginia Department of Education, any other state agency, other individuals, or a school-based team.