Services for Children with Disabilities
Public school districts are responsible for identifying and evaluating students suspected of having a disability residing within the school district’s boundaries. This includes children 3 through 21 years of age who are in public schools, private schools, are being home schooled, or are kindergarten eligible, but not enrolled. If your child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech, behavior, is experiencing slow development typical for his/her age, physical impairments, or learning difficulty, he/she may be a child with a disability. If you suspect your child may have a disability, please contact your local school district to initiate the process for referral and assessment. Additional information about special education, including local contacts for early childhood and school age special education programs, can be found on the Special Education webpage.
Additional information about disability-based discrimination under Section 504 can be found on the Section 504 webpage.
For more information, please contact:
Chauncey Williams-Wesley, Home School Office
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of School Choice & Parent Empowerment
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 6
Little Rock, AR 72201