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Child Find

It is the policy of A+ Charter Schools, Inc., open-enrollment charter school to ensure that all student with disabilities enrolled in the charter school or who contact the charter school regarding enrollment, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated. (34 CFR §300.111)

Child Find refers to the process of "finding" children who may have a disability that warrants special education instruction or services. Special education services available to eligible individuals identified with a disability  who may be experiencing difficulties in one or more of the following areas: 

  •           Intellectual Disability
  •           Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  •           Visual Impairment
  •           Speech or Language Impairment
  •           Emotional disturbance
  •           Orthopedic impairment
  •           Other health impairment
  •           Traumatic brain injury
  •           Deaf-blindness
  •           Specific Learning Disability
  •           Autism
  •           Noncategorical Early Childhood
  •           Multiple Disabilities

(34 CFR § 300.008)


Enrolled Children: Referrals for special education evaluations may originate from the parent, guardians, and/or teachers. For students who are enrolled in A+ Charter Schools: Parents should contact the appropriate grade-level campus where their child is enrolled.

Preschool-Aged Children: If a preschool-aged child is not enrolled in A+ Charter Schools, the parent/guardian should contact the Special Education Department at 214-275-1227


Updated Child Find Initiatives