Child Find

Child Find is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services.
Child Find covers every child from birth through age 21.
The school must evaluate any child that it knows or suspects may have a disability. You may not have heard of the Child Find mandate. It’s a legal requirement for schools to find children who have disabilities and need services. Identifying these kids is an important first step toward getting them the help they need to succeed in school.
Child Find is part of a federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This law protects the rights of students with disabilities.