What kind of services can my child with disability receive from the school?


  • Theoretically, there is no limit to the types of services to which children with disabilities are entitled; the only actual limit is that the service must be based on genuine, proven need. Benefit isn’t enough; need is the only basis.
  • For example: your child has a right to any necessary modifications to the content, delivery, or methodology of the curriculum.
  • Also, children are also entitled to what is called “related services”; these allow access to the other, more primary, services. These might include free transportation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or speech services.
  • To maximize your ability to receive these services, you need to speak to a professional who really understands the process and understands how to present it to the school district.