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Child Find

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 websites.
(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)