Special Education Referral Process
Upon request, the Waupun Area School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district. A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Please review the following resource about physician referrals: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sped/.... Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made. Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. If you have questions about your child?s academic or behavioral performance, you may contact the building administrator or school psychologist. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Megan Wienke, Special Education Secretary, Waupun Area School District at 920-324-9341 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech and Language Concerns
Concerns about your child's speech articulation development? In the chart attached, each solid bar indicates when children generally MASTER the specified sounds.
This chart depicts a range of development and should only be used as a general guide.
Resource for Parents wanting to make a referral for special education. The attachment includes parent questions for the referral process.
This notice is used to meet the state law requirements in 115.777(3)(d), Wis. Stats. This notice will be published in multiple sources annually to reach all parents and individuals required to make referrals throughout WASD.
This notice is used to meet the federal law requirement in 34 CRF 300.612.
DPI powerpoint that describes the changes from Cognitive Disability to Intellectual Disability
Powerpoint from DPI explaining the 2015 changes to SDD Criteria
Parentally Placed Private Schools & Special Education
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has prepared this bulletin to address common questions about school district responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to students with disabilities placed in private schools by their parents. Bulletin 06.01
Parentally Placed Private School students identified as having a disability, may be eligible for a Service Plan. For more information about Service Plans please read this brochure. Service Plan Brochure