Child Find Information
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).

A child is eligible for Special Education services at Martin's Mill ISD if he/she demonstrates difficulties in the areas of language/speech, hearing, vision, cognitive/mental, motor/physical development, behavior, or self help. These services are available to all eligible individuals from birth through 21 years of age at no cost to the family regardless of the severity of their disability.

Special education offers a wide range of instructional options through services designed to meet the unique educational needs for students with disabilities. These options include specially designed instruction provided in a special education program or regular education program with modification, special education support, supplementary aids, and other special arrangements.

Each child’s individual need(s) will be addressed on an individualized basis by a team consisting of: district/campus representative, parent(s) or guardian, a person who can interpret evaluation, teacher(s), and the student (if appropriate). The team will review evaluation information, discuss eligibility, identify area(s) of need for specialized instruction, including related services and develop a plan to fit the needs of the child.

For more information regarding Special Education services, please contact Casey Monds at 903-479-3872.