Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires districts to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, age 2 years, 9 months through age 21, who are in need of special education services.
Parents of preschool aged students, age 2 years, 9 months through 5 years, can answer the following questions to determine if your child has special needs.
Does my child:
- Have trouble seeing people and objects?
- Have trouble hearing voices and other sounds, or remain unusually quiet for long periods of time?
- Have difficulty talking and pronouncing words properly?
- Move about with difficulty when crawling, walking, or running?
- Learn slowly and have difficulty understanding?
- Have trouble playing with other children or getting along with adults?
- Have other special health problems?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, call the Preschool Assessment Team at 623-773-6685 for more information about Child Find.
Special Education Services in the Peoria District
A concise summary of the special education services and programs in the Peoria Unified School District can be found on our Services web page here. The local school IEP teams, of which parents are members, are responsible for determining the most appropriate educational services for each child with a disability.