Evaluation Services/Child Find
Child Find Duty
All children with disabilities residing in the school district, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, must be identified, located, and evaluated. In addition to children enrolled in the public schools, the child find duty extends to: Children who are homeless children or are wards of the State; and Children who are attending private schools.
Section 504 information
Provisions Related to Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools
For more information contact :
Dr. Kirsten Allman
Executive Director of Special Programs
Special Education Evaluation Services
The placement of a student in special education is driven by assessment. The assessment will produce a Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) and will assist in determining the presence of a disability and identify any educational need for specialized instruction. The evaluation must include information from the following areas:

1.) Health - including vision and hearing and motor skills
2.) Language Skills
3.) Sociological Status
4.) Emotional/Behavioral Status
5.) Cognitive Ability and Adaptive Behavior
6.) Academic Performance
7.) Assistive Technology Needs
Each specific disability will also have an eligibility report which is unique to that student’s disability. The report will also include the legal requirements for the evaluation to apply to that disability. The testing will provide additional information about the student’s present levels of performance which the Admission Review Dismissal committee (ARDc) will use to develop the Individual Education Plan (IEP). The report will also include recommended modifications and/or accommodations for general education classes and for special education and/or other settings.
The special education department provides assessment services to determine eligibility and educational needs for students suspected of having one or more of the following defined eligibility conditions:
  • Auditory Impairment
  • Autism
  • Deaf Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual Deficiency/Mental Retardation
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Noncategorical Early Childhood
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

    Eligibility Category Definitions: Legal Framework
    Helpful Resource Links
    For more information contact: 

    Sally Fernandez
    Coordinator of Appraisal and Psychological Services                                                      

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