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Public Notices » How we support students in need at North Shore with Child Find.

How we support students in need at North Shore with Child Find.

Child Find is the process of identifying, locating, and evaluating students with disabilities who may be in need of special education and/or related services.  

State and local educational agencies have the responsibility by federal and state laws to conduct child find programs to ensure students who need special services, are provided with the opportunity to receive such services.  

For ages 3-21: 

Identification of one or more of the following:  developmental disability, hearing impairment, cognitive disabilities, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, visual impairment, or speech and language impairment.  

If a need is identified, the student can begin receiving special education and/or related services.  

In the event that a student may not be eligible for special education or related services, under IDEA, they may qualify for Section 504 services to include the following:  accommodations, and/or modifications if he or she has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits major life activity which causes the student’s ability to access the school environment or school activities to be substantially limited. 

North Shore High School is dedicated to meeting the needs of all students through a team based approach.  If you have or may know of a child who may have a disability, please contact Sarah Palmer, Palmer@heartlandlearn.org for more information.  

Whose Idea is this? (link)