Your child may be eligible for special education. Your child’s disability must impact her or his school performance. If your child is eligible, a plan for education should be in place by age 3. There is a wide range of services available depending on your child’s unique needs. You will be part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team that decides which services best meet your child’s needs. These services will be documented in an IEP. There is no cost for special education.