How Do I Start the Special Education Assessment Process for My Child?

The special education assessment process starts with a referral - a letter of concern - that describes the specific concerns you have with your child's development. Bringing this letter of referral (and documentation that you live in Oakland) to the Diagnostic Center then starts an assessment process by our expert team. See below for more information. If you would like to send the information via email, that works as well. Please send it to silvia.nuno@ousd.org.


Special Education 

Key Information


Parental Rights in the Special Education Process

The Assessment Process: Step-by-Step

Legal Timelines in Special Education Process