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CHILD FIND: CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Print News Article
Posted Date: 8/3/2012
As required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004), the Westerville City School District is conducting the annual Child Find campaign to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities from birth through age 21, residing within the school district. This includes Westerville children with disabilities who are homeless, wards of the state, or attending nonpublic schools, regardless of the severity of the disability.

Upon being notified of a child who has a disability, or is suspected of having a disability, Westerville School District personnel will collaborate with the child's parent(s) or guardian(s), regarding a referral for assistance. The referral and all additional information provided will be used to determine the appropriate intervention procedures to follow. Interventions addressing areas of concern will be implemented and monitored by the parents and school team. Evaluations will be conducted when additional information is necessary to determine eligibility for special education.

If you know of a child with a disability, or a child suspected of having a disability, who is not currently receiving appropriate educational and related services, please contact Barbara Wallace, Executive Director of Pupil Services/Special Education, or Ann Lockett, Preschool Director, at 936 Eastwind Drive, Westerville, OH 43081; telephone 614/797-5900.




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