Special Education Assessments

Covid 19 Update

Change to Assessment Procedure due to Covid-19:

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, San Francisco Unified School District schools and facilities are closed beginning March 16, 2020 through June 2, 2020. By direction of the State EXECUTIVE ORDER N-33-20 and City ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C19-07b, all non-essential staff are ordered to shelter-in-place. 

SFUSD assessors will discuss options with parents for completing evaluations such as records reviews and interviews, or whether holding the assessment in abeyance (temporary suspension) during this period is the most appropriate option for the student. To the extent possible, staff hopes to move forward with evaluations in order to ensure that when students return to “regular” school sessions, a plan is in place to support your child.

Does Your Child Need Help?

Do you think your child might have a disability and would benefit from an Assessment for Special Education ?

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All children develop at different rates and in different ways. If you think that your child may have a disability, in one or more of the following areas:

  • autism
  • deafness
  • hearing impairment
  • multiple disabilities
  • other health impairment
  • speech or language impairment
  • visual impairment
  • deaf/blind
  • emotional disturbance
  • cognitively impaired
  • orthopedic impairment
  • specific learning disability
  • traumatic brain injury

Please contact one of the following

Birth to 3

Golden Gate Regional Center Hotline Number (English, Spanish and
Cantonese): 1-888-339-3305 Email: intake@ggrc.org

In a S.F. Private/Parochial school

For psycho-educational assessments, contact Screening and Assessment
Center at (415) 759-2206

3 to 5 yrs

Contact Pre-School Intake Unit at (415) 401-2525 x1101 Email: ecreferrals@sfusd.edu

For all other evaluations, (e.g. speech, occupational therapy, etc.)

SFUSD Special Education Services at (415) 759-2222.

In a SFUSD public school

Contact the School Principal


State and Local Educational Agencies are responsible for initially
assessing children and students who are referred for suspected disabilities from
birth through 18 years. Some of these children and students may be eligible to
receive Special Education Services. Students who are enrolled in
private/parochial schools are assessed by the school district in which the private
or parochial school is located.