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What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

Center Grove Community School Corporation 
Mrs. Khailey Brown, Director of Elementary Special Education
Dr. Reneae Staley, Director of Secondary Special Education

What to Do if You Suspect A Disability  
If your child is age 2-1/2 through 21, attends any school within the Center Grove School boundaries or you live in our community and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.      

School-Aged Child

Any individual (ie: parent, teacher, principal) suspecting that a child has a disability that could possibly require special education services, should contact their child's teacher, school counselor or building principal to discuss options.  The school may suggest:

  • providing additional support in the classroom prior to a referral to special education.
  • reviewing your child’s school performance with the school’s general education intervention team or building based support team.
  • investigating your child’s eligibility for a 504 plan.
  • referring your child for a special education evaluation.


Every effort will be made to assist the child at the building level prior to the school initiating a referral.  If strategies fail, the school will seek permission for testing from the parent.  If, at any time before, during, or after one or more of the above options are implemented, the parent may request an evaluation to determine whether their child may be eligible for special education services.  This request should be clearly communicated to the child's teacher, school counselor or building principal.  

Preschool-Aged Child 

If the child is preschool age (3-5 years of age) and you suspect he/she may have developmental delays, please contact the Special Services Secretary, Lori Fresher, at (317) 881-9326.