Child Find

Child Find activities are undertaken for children who are suspected of having a disability and who may need special education services. 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)
Pre-Primary referrals are received at the Brookside Learning Center for children birth to 5 years of age. Referrals can come from parents, doctors, the Health Department, Department of Human Services, hospitals, as well as various other sources. Upon receipt of a referral, the Coordinator or therapist contacts the parent.