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
- Multiple Disabilities
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment
- Auditory Impairment
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or (512)732-9000 x 20423