Diagnostic Center, Northern Califoria

Assessment Services

Diagnostic Center North (DCN) provides individualized student assessments and educational planning services to answer complex special education questions. Each assessment is a carefully planned, dynamic process that is designed to provide local educational agencies (LEAs) with evidence-based supports and strategies.

  • Assessments for the 23-24 school year are closed. Accepted applications will be scheduled in Fall 2024.
  • DCN Assessments can provide district teams with recommendations in a variety of specialty areas, including but not limited to: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), Autism, Assistive Technology, Complex Learning Profiles, Dyslexia, School Avoidance, and Selective Mutism.
  • There is no cost for our services; however, requests for assessment services must be generated by the local school district.

To request a DCN Referral Application Packet please email ContactUs@dcn-cde.ca.gov or call (510) 794-2500.

Our Services Include...

  • Comprehensive, state-of-the-art assessment and educational planning services to assist local school districts in determining the needs of their most complex students;
  • On-site technical assistance and consultation in program and instructional design based on the unique needs of each student;
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators and special education staff, including presentations at national, statewide, and local conferences and workshops, provided by specialists with "hands-on" experience;
  • Family education opportunities, including consultation, referral, and resource information.

There is no cost for assessment services; however, requests for services must be generated by the local school district.

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