School districts offer special education services, screenings

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COLLEGE PLACE - College Place Public Schools offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students in grades preschool through eighth grade.

Students above eighth grade receive services from Walla Walla Public Schools.

Screenings for children from birth to age 3 are provided by College Place Public Schools.

Birth to 3 evaluations and services are provided by Walla Walla Public School and other appropriate local agencies.

All special education referrals are considered confidential and services are provided at no cost.

The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are prov ided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language and general development.

Evaluations in the schools are provided for all areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health impairments or traumatic brain injuries.

A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available.

For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures contact the principal or counselor of your local school, or call the College Place Public Schools Special Programs Office at 529-5207.

Visit the school district website at www.cpps.org to learn more and review information about special education.

Special education brochures are also available at the school offices.

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