Make A Referral
It is easy to refer your child to Early Stages:
- You may refer your child by calling the Early Stages Center at 202-698-8037 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can also submit your referral online . If you submit a referral through the online system, a staff member will call you by the next business day. During your first conversation, a staff member will ask for some basic information about your child, including some questions about your child’s development.
Another person who knows your child (such as a day care provider, doctor or family member) may also refer him/her through phone, fax or online. While we appreciate referrals from any party, an evaluation will not begin without the parent or guardian’s approval.
If your child is under 3 years old and is already involved in a special education program for infants and toddlers (Strong Start/DC Early Intervention), your case manager will refer your child for testing if needed.