Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires PEAs to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged 3 through 21, located within their geographical boundaries who are in need of special education or related services. COCSD works diligently to locate, identify and evaluate children residing in our District who may be in need of special education or related services to meet their individual leaning needs. Students in our schools who are suspected of having a disability are initially referred to an Intervention Team at their school site.
A screening process we call "Child Find" occurs monthly during the school year to identify students ages 3-5 (prekindergarten age) who may be eligible for special education services in order to assist them in reaching their developmental milestones and participating in developmentally appropriate activities. If you have concerns about your child’s development or performance is delayed or affects their ability to progress in any of the following areas, please call 928-634-2288 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
vision and hearing
motor control or coordination
behavior or social skills
adaptive or daily living skills
speech or language skills
thinking or performing tasks
This folder contains documents that may be a valuable resource for parents including information from Southwest Human Development.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
Special Education Procedural Safeguards - English
Procedural Safeguards Notice - Spanish
For more information about services offered please take a look at our brochure.