Most importantly, you have the right to understand the local C.S.A. process:
If your child is eligible for special education, all the rights and protections of special education continue to be available to you and your child:
If you think that your child may be eligible for special education, contact the principal of your child’s school. The principal will guide you through the process to determine your child’s needs.
If your child is in foster care you can ask the foster care social worker for help. Unless the court has taken away your parental rights, you have a right to be involved in making decisions about your child.
For more information about foster care services, contact your local Department of Social Services, (540) 483-6850.