MISD offers ‘Childfind’ services
June 9, 2009 · 11:08 AM
The Mercer Island School District is offering Childfind activities to locate, evaluate and identify students, ages birth to 21, with suspected disabling conditions, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, who are residing within the boundaries of the Mercer Island School District and not currently receiving special education-related services.
The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires that local school districts make every effort to identify and serve all educationally disabled students between birth and 21 years of age regardless of whether or not the student is attending private schools. In addition, Childfind activities are calculated to reach highly mobile students with disabilities, such as homeless and migrant students, and students who are suspected of having a disability and being in need of special education, even though they are advancing from grade to grade.
If you have a child, age birth to 21, whose development is of concern to you, please contact the Student Services Department at (206) 236-3329.