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Special Education Child Find Notice

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) 2004 that requires States and Local Education Agencies (school districts and charter schools) to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities residing in the State, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services (34 CFR§ 300.111). Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities who are in need of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Programs (Part C) or Special Education and Related Services (Part B).  If you have questions regarding a special education evaluation, please contact the Director of Special Education, Lori Spencer at 830-484-3900 or by email at lspencer@pothisd.us



504 Child Find Notice


Pursuant to section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973, the district has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into section 504 programs, please contact the district’s Section 504 Coordinator Lori Spencer by phone at 830-484-3390 or by email at lspencer@pothisd.us



Helpful Resources  

·        Texas Education Agency (TEA)

o   Child Find in Texas

o   Legal Framework for the Child Centered Process: Child Find Framework

·        Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

o   Early Childhood Intervention: Frequently Asked Questions

·        U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP):

o   Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center 

o   Center for Parent Information and Resources(NICHCY Resources)