The following process will be followed when a referral is made to The Lincoln Center.  This process may take  2-3 weeks to complete if all required documentation has been submitted.

1. REFERRAL
The sending district initiates the referral process for a student by contact The Lincoln Center:

Gail Mellas  Lauren Ruprecht             Linda Falzone
Administrator   Intake Coordinator/Psych.   Department Chair/Satellites
734-759-5900    734-759-5928              734-759-5364

The sending district will be asked to include the following documents with the NEW STUDENT REFERRAL PACKET which will enable us to determine the appropriateness of our program for the student.   Please use this checklist to make sure all required documents have been included in the folder.

oMost recent IEP
oMost recent Evaluation Review Committee report*
oMost recent MET* and supporting reports including
oPsychological Evaluation
oSocial Work report (if any)
oSpeech report (if any)
oOccupational Therapy report (if any)
oPhysical Therapy report (if any)
oBehavior Specialist report (if any)
oBehavior Intervention Plan (if any)
oDoctor’s or nurses report for student with health impairments or for students who have an Individualized Health Care Plan (if student has diabetes or seizures or a life threatening health condition)
oThe Lincoln Center Referral Source Questionnaire to be completed by a staff person or persons who are familiar with the student.  Specifically discuss concerns related to areas of need that are most crucial for the student.
oImmunization records (these will be checked for completeness)
oBirth Certificate
*If MET and/or Evaluation Review are unavailable or out of date, the sending district will be asked to complete them before the student can be referred to The Lincoln Center.
The Lincoln Center
891 Goddard
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone: 734-759-5900
Fax: 734-759-5909

2. REVIEW OF RECORDS
The program administrator and intake coordinator, will review documentation and contact the local school district representative making the referral to discuss the enrollment status of the referred student.

3.STUDENT OBSERVATION
If the referral appears to be appropriate and an opening is available, arrangements will be made by The Lincoln Center, to conduct an on-site visit for an observation of the prospective student, if deemed appropriate.

4.TOUR
A representative from the sending school will contact the parent/guardian with the outcome of the Records Review/Student Observation.  If enrollment at The Lincoln Center appears to be an appropriate placement for the student, the parent/guardian must make an appointment for their student to tour The Lincoln Center.

The Lincoln Center staff members, who may be directly involved in the prospective student’s program, will be introduced to the student.

If The Lincoln Center placement seems likely, the parent/guardian will be given the registration packet at the time of the visit to The Lincoln Center to complete.  Documents may be completed at that time.

5.IEPT MEETING
For students referred with a current IEP, the “Previous Enrollment in Special Education Placement” form must be completed [Section (1)(b)].  This form allows for a 30-day placement.  The Lincoln Center will convene an IEP Team meeting with 30 school days to develop an IEP.

The sending district must provide current documents.  If it is a 3 year IEP the new Evaluation/Review/Consent form and MET Summary Report with supporting reports must be included in the documentation.  Students will not be allowed to attend The Lincoln Center until all required documents have been received.

6.FINAL STEPS FOR ENROLLMENT
Transportation is arranged to start by the sending district on a mutually agreed upon date by sending school and program administrator.

LATERAL TRANSFER
For students making a lateral transfer with an IEP from a previous center based program, the “Previous Enrollment in Special Education Placement” form must be completed [Section (1)(b)].  This form allows for a 30-day placement.  The Lincoln Center will convene an IEP Team meeting within 30 school days to develop an IEP.

The sending district must provide any current documents, including an IEP that places the student in a center based program.


The Lincoln Center Enrollment Process