Special Services: Child Find Referrals

Procedures and Guide Steps for a Parent, Educator or Agency making a referral for Evaluation under the "Child Find" guidelines for Individuals ages Birth to 21 Years.

Public schools and the Arizona Early Intervention Program are responsible for "finding" eligible children and providing services needed for them to reach their potential while fulfilling educational needs.

When children are "found", they are referred to a specialist to screen for development. The screening helps "identify" any areas of concern that need to be evaluated further. In order to receive early intervention or special education services, a child must be evaluated to confirm they have a delay or disability that falls under state definitions.

If needed, the child is evaluated using state criteria for specific delays or disabilities. If eligible, the Arizona Early Intervention Program or a public school system will offer early intervention or special education services according to the child's needs.

Lake Havasu Unified School District #1 Child Find Procedures

Screening and evaluation processes are available at no cost to parents who believe their child (0 - 21 years) may be in need of early intervention services.

If an individual qualifies, special services may include Psycho-Educational, Speech, Hearing, Vision, Occupational, or Physical evaluations. Services in any of these areas may be appropriate.

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