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Child Find

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. 

School Districts must ensure that a free appropriate public education is provided to all individuals with disabilities ages 3-21 who qualify for special education services. 

Special education includes specially designed instruction and related services provided by the 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 Disabillity
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Autism
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment (including Deafness)
  • Deaf-Blindness

If you are concerned about your child's academic, speech, physical, or emotional development and think that they may have a disability condition that interferes with their educational progress, please either contact your child's campus or the special education departement (405) 273-6794 for more information. 

If your child is not yet school aged (ages 3-5) and you are concerned about their speech, physical, or emotional development and think they may have a disability condition, please contact the special education department (405) 273-6794.