Referrals for school-age children (ages 5-21) who attend public school must be made in writing to the principal or the school psychologist. Referrals for school-age children who attend private schools, charter schools, or who are not enrolled should be sent to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) for the district where the child lives. A list of CSE office contact information can be found here.
The referral should list the child’s name, date of birth and address, and should contain contact information for the child’s parents. It should also talk about any specific concerns you have about the child’s development.