The Morris County Special Education Cooperative has an ongoing process of public awareness efforts for identifying, locating and evaluating the educational needs of individuals 3 through 21 years of age who have suspected disabilities and to providing special education services to meet their individual educational needs. This process called Child Find is a requirement of federal and state law. These efforts include advertising the availability of services through media, public notices, and letters to private schools and physicians. Any person, 3 through 21, suspected of having a disability and residing within the Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD or Pewitt CISD is entitled to an evaluation at no cost. This Child Find requirement also extends to the private schools and home schools located within the boundaries of Daingerfield ISD & Pewitt CISD.
Access to Child Find is part of your child’s Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Your child must have an educational need for services which cannot be provided in general education. The ARD Committee must determine how the disability affects participation in age appropriate activities.