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.

    If you suspect an infant, child or young adult of having a developmental delay or disability, your school can open a window of hope for a brighter future. Services at no cost to the family are available to all eligible individuals from 3 through 21 years of age (starting at birth for auditory and/or visual impairments), regardless of the severity of their disability.

  • Special services are available to eligible infants, children and young adults identified with a disability who may be experiencing difficulties in one or more of the following areas: