Preschool Referral Form

Preschool Referrals to Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires local public school districts to "identify, locate, and evaluate every child who may have a disability requiring special education services."

First Steps

If your child is between the ages of 3 to 5 years old, and you suspect he/she needs special education services, your first step will be to contact Bonnie MacQueen, Early Childhood Coordinator, at 401-398-1620 or via email     

When you request that your child be evaluated for special education, this is called a referral.

Referral Meetings

Please fill out and submit the Preschool Referral Form and a referral meeting will be scheduled within 10 school days with the Preschool Evaluation Team. Please read the Referral Letter (PDF) and Guiding Questions (PDF).