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Special Education: Child Find Notice

CHILD FIND NOTICE

Consistent with Federal and State regulations, the Radford City Public School System engages in ongoing “Child Find” services to locate, identify, and evaluate all students with disabilities residing within its jurisdiction, age birth through 21 inclusive. Radford City School’s will provide appropriate special education services to students who qualify. Children, aged birth through 2, are referred to Infant & Toddler Connection of the New River Valley and transitioned to Radford City Schools by age 3.

Child Find activities are conducted (1) to create public awareness of special education programs, (2) to advise public of the rights of students, and (3) to alert the community residents of the need for identifying and serving children with disabilities from the age of birth through 21 inclusive. These children may have difficulty walking, talking, hearing, or learning, or may display behaviors that appear different from other children their age.

Children eligible for special education include those children ages 2 through 21 inclusive with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, Intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment and who because of such an impairment need Special Education services.

If you know of a child who is age birth through age 2 who may have individual needs that result from developmental delays please contact the Infant & Toddler Connection of the New River Valley at (540) 831-7529.

If you know of a child who is 2 through 21 years of age who may have individual needs that result from disabilities or developmental delays, and who is not enrolled in a school program, please contact David Sable, Director of Special Education, at (540) 731-3647.