Parents - one of your most important rights that you hold within the school system is whether or not to give your consent for certain actions regarding your child with disabilities or if your child is suspected to have a disability.

It is important for you to have the full information with respect to what you’re actually giving your consent for, that you understand and agree to it in writing, and that this agreement is completely voluntary. The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities has created a resource to help you understand what consent actually means, what information you need while your child is in school, when the school might ask for your consent, and what happens if you refuse to give it. Your involvement in your child’s education is important, and we want to make sure that you are a part of every process.