Child Find

  • 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.

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    Children ages 0-3, who reside within the boundaries of the Burleson ISD, are referred to Early Childhood Intervention of Tarrant & Johnson County at 817-446-8000.  


    Children ages 3-21, who reside within the boundaries of the Burleson ISD, are referred to the Special Service Department of BISD at 817-245-1227.


    The Burleson ISD Special Education 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 preschooler's development, please contact: Jennifer Tuggle, Special Education Lead Diagnostician/Evaluation Coordinator, at (817)245-1227


    Updates in Special Education

    OSEP Requirement 1: 

    TEA Grants and Opportunities Page  

    Errata 1  

    Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process

    OSEP Requirement 2:  

    Senate Bill 139, Notice to Families

    OSEP Requirement 3:  

    TEA Webpage

    OSEP Requirement 4:

    Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services

    Evaluaciones Retrasadas o Denegadas & Servicios Compensatorios - Spanish Version

    TEA Updates in Special Education for Parents:

    TEA Update in Special Education for Parents - SB139 - English

    Actualizaciones en Educacion Especial - Spanish Version