Schools are required to locate, identify and evaluate all children from birth through age 25, who are suspected of having a disability that may affect their educational performance and who may need special education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states: “The State must have in effect policies and procedures to ensure that—All children with disabilities residing in the State, including children with disabilities who are homeless children or are wards of the State, and children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated.” § 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)
If you suspect your child may have a disability, the district team can help by:
- Identifying students 3 to 26 years of age suspected of having a disability
- Guiding you to the appropriate educational services within the district
- Providing additional information to assist with children who have educational needs
For more information regarding Developmental Milestones, click here:
Developmental Milestones, A Parent's Guide
For more information regarding Early On services, click here.