is a federally mandated program whose purpose is to locate and identify
children from birth through twenty-one years of age who have
disabilities that require special education and/or related services.
Who may refer a child to the Child Find program?
Any person who observes a child they suspect may have a disability may
refer the child to the district for screening and possible assessment to
What is the process?
- The Child Find referral is given to the special programs department.
- The parent is invited to review the information.
- If the team, including the parent, determines an assessment is needed, parent written permission will be required.
- The assessment is conducted when parent permission is received.
- Parents meet with members of the assessment team to discuss the assessment results.
- If the team, including the parent, determines the child qualifies, an appropriate Individualized Education Plan is developed.
Contact Special Education at 360.618.6295 for information or to schedule a screening.