Child Find is an ongoing process of locating, evaluating and identifying children ages birth to 21, and providing services to meet the unique and individual needs of those students.
“Child Find” is a requirement of both federal and state law. It mandates that each school district will locate, identify and evaluate, at no cost to the family, all students, from birth to 21, who are suspected of having a disability. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) lists and defines thirteen disabilities. They are: autism, deaf-blindness, auditory impairment, emotional disturbance, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, learning disability, speech impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, and non-categorical early childhood.
Children ages 0-3, who reside within the boundaries of the Burleson ISD, are referred to Early Childhood Intervention of Tarrant & Johnson County. The referral number is 817.754.0524.
Children ages 3-21, who reside within the boundaries of the Burleson ISD, are referred to the Special Service Department of BISD at 817.245.1224.
The Burleson ISD Special Services Department is now offering regularly scheduled pre-school screenings. These developmental screenings are for children ages 3-5 who are not currently enrolled in school. The following developmental areas are addressed for each child: motor, concepts, language, self-help, social development, vision, and hearing. If you have concerns about your pre-schooler’s development, please contact: Jennifer Tuggle, Special Services Lead Diagnostician/Evaluation Coordinator, at (817)245-1227
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