Could Your Child Have a Disability or Need Support Services?
Child Find requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This obligation to identify all children who may need special education services exists even if the school is not providing special education services to the child. To receive Special Education, children must meet eligibility guidelines according to the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act). IDEA requires all states to have a “comprehensive Child Find System” to assure that all children who are in need of special education services are located, identified, and referred.
The Lockport City School District is committed to identifying children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four-year-olds. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development and would like to have him/her screened, please call Jennifer Billman, Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) at 716-478-4822.
If you suspect that your school-age child may need an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, at your child’s school. Please contact your child’s school for information about referring your child for an evaluation.