Child Find is a set of policies, procedures, and public awareness activities designed to locate, identify, and evaluate children who may require special education and related services. Each LEA must have policies and procedures in effect to ensure that all children with disabilities in need of special education and related services, regardless of severity of disability, are identified, located, and evaluated. In the District of Columbia, LEAs must ensure that adequate Child Find practices be aligned to federal and local requirements, which include requirements determined by the court in the D.L. v. District of Columbia litigation.
Child Find Reasonable Efforts Case Scenario
Dear Colleague Letter on Key IDEA Requirements Related to D.L. v. District of Columbia
Early Childhood Transition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Guidance Document: Referral and Initial Evaluation at a Glance
Model Child Find Policy Template
Model Child Find Referral Form Template
Model Child Find Poster (black and white)
Model Child Find Poster (color)
LEA Child Find Guidance and Model Child Find Policy
OSSE Dear Colleague Letter: IDEA Part C to B transition: specialized instruction service delivery
OSSE Specialized Instruction Tracking Turnkey Training Presentation
OSSE Specialized Instruction Tracking Turnkey Training Presentation Printable Version
OSSE LEA Child Find Turnkey Training Presentation
OSSE LEA Child Find Turnkey Training Printable Version
OSSE Parental Delay Analysis Review Protocol
Questions and Answers on US Supreme Court Case Decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1
Special Education Parent Information Brochure
Specialized Instruction Service Provision Form
For questions about Child Find or the initial evaluation process, please contact the OSSE Special Education Policy Team at [email protected].
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