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.

Updates

Senate Bill 139 requires all school districts to notify parents of updates to Special Education by the Texas Education Agency. Please see notices below.  

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 the Eanes ISD Special Education Department at childfind@eanesisd.net or (512) 732-9021.

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