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Technical Assistance Specific to the 20 Indicators
Child Find (Indicators 11 & 12)

Finding the children who need special education and related services is a basic function of the special education system. Without an effective child find process in place, the structure of the entire system is compromised.

34 CFR 300.111 (a)(1) – The State must have in effect policies and procedures to ensure that – (i) All children with disabilities residing in the State, including children with disabilities who are homeless or are wards of the State, and children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated.

Technical assistance resources on this page include research, articles, tools, templates, technical assistance centers, and Web sites.
(Note: Use of the resources included on this site does not guarantee that the district’s performance or determination status under section 616(d), will improve for the next reporting period.)

Timely Initial Evaluations (Indicator 11)

Early Childhood Transition (Indicator 12)

  • OSEP Early Childhood Transition Frequently Asked Question document (OSEP, 12/1/09 PDF) – This question and answer document was created by the Office of Special Education Programs to provide guidance related to children transitioning from IDEA Part C to IDEA Part B programs.
  • Indicator 11/12 reporting - Q&A (OSPI, 11/08, Word) - This document contains actual questions and scenarios submitted by school district or record system staff related to data collection from Part C to Part B, initial evaluations, and Part C to Part B timelines.

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