Make a Referral
The Referral and Evaluation Process
Parents have the right to request an educational screening or evaluation if they have concerns about or suspect delays in their child’s development. This screening or evaluation is done at district expense.
- Contact us through Online Referral. Parents and other concerned individuals, including health care and social services personnel, may use the Help Me Grow website to make a referral. That referral information will then be directed to our office within 24 hours and you will be contacted by our program staff.
- Contact Minnetonka Schools directly by calling 952-401-6806 to make a referral. We strive to get back to you within one school day. Note: Screening for children under age three is provided in the home setting.
- Early Childhood Screening (ECS) is held weekly for children over age 3 years and 0 months. You may register online for ECS or by calling 952-401-6840.
- What is the purpose of an educational evaluation?
- What happens when a special education referral is made?
- Who performs the evaluation? Are parents involved?
- What happens in an evaluation?
- Where does the evaluation take place?
- How are the results of the evaluation shared with parents?
- What does the evaluation mean?
- Help Me Grow: Help Me Grow is an inter-agency initiative of the State of Minnesota that partners with organizations and agencies statewide.
- Early Childhood Screening: A free and simple check of how children are developing and growing, best completed at the age of three.
- MDE Procedural Rights and Safeguards (parts B and C): An overview of parental rights for parents of children with disabilities ages 3 through 21 under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Also, an overview of parental rights for parents of children with disabilities from birth through age 2.