CHILD FIND: IDENTIFYING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) provides that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living.
The IDEA requires Laurens School District 56 to conduct activities to locate, identify, and evaluate any child with known or suspected disabilities who resides within the district’s boundaries. If your child, or a child you know, is developing differently from other children his or her age or if you have concerns about your child’s development, you may want to schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s developmental learning patterns. You can schedule an appointment to discuss your child or obtain further information about services and programs available in the district by calling the District’s Special Programs Office at 938-2546.