This short pamphlet is intended as a reference guide for people who are about to address a child’s educational development in the realm of special education. It is not intended to offer advice or legal guidance. For an expanded, legally grounded, explanation of any aspect of the special education process, parents/caregivers are encouraged to contact the Children’s Legal Resource Center. ACNJ staff attorneys can provide printed information and limited personal assistance to individual parents/caregivers. Spanish consultations are available.