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    How do children join the Special Education programs offered by Willamette ESD? They rely upon you to refer them to us! Whether you are a family member, medical provider, a preschool staff member, a friend, or a staff member of a community agency, you can refer a child or student to be evaluated.

    The process to follow depends on the age of the child or student. 

    If a child is between birth and five years of age, you can find more information about the Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education referral process here.


    If a student is eligible to attend school from Kindergarten through Grade 12, then the child's school will begin the referral process. If you are a school district employee and are looking for forms that you need, the School Age Referral Forms may be found on our District Forms page.