Eanes ISD

Child Find

Child Find locates, identifies and evaluates children suspected of having a disability to ensure the receive special education and related services.

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which requires an ongoing process for locating, identifying and evaluating children suspected of having a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, who may need special education and related services.

Local education agencies/school districts (LEAs) must ensure that a free appropriate public education is provided to all individuals with disabilities ages 3-21 who qualify for special education services. With the assistance of the Texas Education Agency, Educational Service Centers, and the Early Childhood Intervention program, LEAs/school districts must ensure that early intervention services are made available for those children ages 0-3 with an identified need.

Special education includes specially designed instruction and related services provided by the LEA/school district for students who have one or more of the following disabilities according to federal criteria and who also have a demonstrated educational need for special education services:

  • Learning Disability
  • Speech Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Autism
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment
  • Auditory Impairment
  • Deaf-Blindness

A parent, doctor, teacher, relative or friend can begin the child find process. If you are concerned about issues that are interfering with a child’s learning, please contact Caroline Nelson, the Eanes ISD Child Find Coordinator. cnelson@eanesisd.net or (512)732-9000 x 20423

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