Parents/Guardians have to familiarize themselves with the education system, policies, regulations and other requirements so that they are able to participate where they are required to do so. This also gives them opportunity to be able to support students in their learning process. They may do this through the schools at which their children are attending, contacting authorities in their jurisdictions, forums and accessing information through this web site. It is important for parents/guardians of learners with special needs to work closely with schools and ensure that their children are assessed as early as possible. Assessment will help parents /guardians to understand more of their child's special needs and the available services to enable the child to function fully in school and in the community.