Referral Process


The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) consists of educators and administrators from your local school district as well as a county and parent representative. This committee creates education plans for children with special needs and the child's parents are included as a member of the committee. Your school district's CPSE determines if your child is eligible for services based on an evaluation of your child. You choose which evaluator you would like to use from a list of approved evaluators.


If you have concerns regarding your child's development, you may contact your local school district. If you would like to discuss an evaluation or refer your child, Little Lukes can help you.

Parent Consent

The CPSE will send you a packet of information. If you would like an evaluation, you sign the written consent form, fill out other paperwork requested and return it to the CPSE.

Choosing An Evaluation Site

In the packet from the CPSE, there will be a list of approved preschool evaluation sites. You will need to return this form along with the consent form indicating your choice of evaluator. Little Lukes is an approved evaluation site.

Scheduling The Evaluation

Evaluations can take place at the Little Lukes site. Portions can also be conducted in your home or your child's primary day location (preschool, sitter's). Details are discussed with you to work out the best possible plan for your child's evaluation.

Next Step: Evaluation

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