BOARD & DISTRICT
What is Child Find?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all school districts to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with a suspected disability, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, from birth to 21 years of age. Those who are in need of special education and related services shall be identified, located, assessed, and ,if eligible, offered Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Do you know a child with special needs?
We want to be sure that every child who has a disability receives the help he or she needs. We want to be sure that no child is overlooked.
Everyone in the community who is concerned with the welfare of children may participate in the Child Find process.
A referral may be made by a parent or by any person concerned about a child. Parent involvement and agreement is obtained prior to any further action. Information is confidential and the privacy of children and parents is protected.
Our Districts accept referrals and screens children who may have a disability. The child is then referred for evaluation or services. This assessment is provided at no cost to the parent.
If you know of a child who has one or more of the following disabilities (or you suspect a child has a disability) please let us know. We’re here to help.
blindness or vision impairment
deafness or hearing impairment
physical or orthopedic disability
For more information, please contact your school site or the District Special Education office.