The counseling staff, in consultation with other staff members, is responsible for the initial assessment of students' academic progress as well as personal/social concerns. Where necessary, the District will make available responsive services including individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, referral to other agencies or professional resources, and vocational and educational placement. The District will cooperate and assist other agencies with the diagnosis and treatment of students referred for responsive services. Student information will not be provided to outside agencies until the student's parents/guardians have signed a release of information form. Except as required by law, including but not limited to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the cost of diagnostic and treatment services provided outside the District is the sole responsibility of individual parents/guardians. (See also Regulation 6250 - Instruction for Students with Disabilities).