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The Early Stages evaluation centers are closed and following the DCPS modified schedule in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, our staff are still available, and we will continue our regular work with children and families as much as possible until we fully reopen. Please read our full guidance on what work will continue and what work will be rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to our continued work with you.

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What Are My Rights?

Three generations of men & boys
Three generations of men & boys

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the District of Columbia is required to identify all children with disabilities from birth to 21 years of age. By identifying children with disabilities, the District of Columbia can provide them with the support and services they need to succeed in school.

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Public Charter Schools identify children between the ages of 3 and 21. This includes DC children who do not yet attend school and out-of-state children who attend private schools in the District.


About the DC Language Access Act

You have the right to access all our services in your primary language at no cost to you. This includes having the right to request a translator and to have any vital documents translated into your primary language. Visit the Office of Human Rights to learn more about your rights listed in the Language Access Act.


Download the District of Columbia IDEA Part B Notice of Procedural Safeguards Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities in these languages: