Special Education Child Find Notice


Child Find
Child Find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all children from age three to twenty-one who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability. The district seeks to identify, through child find, all children in The Academy for Urban Scholars who are enrolled at the school, including those who are homeless or wards of the state who may be in need of special education and related services.

A child with a disability is a child having a cognitive disability (e.g. mental retardation), hearing impairment (including deafness), visual impairment (including blindness), a speech or language impairment, a serious emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities.

Parent, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are asked to help The Academy for Urban Scholars find any child who may have a disability and need
special education and related services. If you are aware of a child who may have special contact the Special Education Coordinator at 614-545-9892.

Notices were distributed by:
1) Sent Child Find flyer home with all students
2) Added Child Find notice to school website
3) Passed out Child Find flyer at Title 1 outreach night


Intervention Assistance Team (IAT)

Ms. Muenster is responsible for coordinating the Intervention Assistance Team (IAT). Students referred to this team by parents or their teachers, may be experiencing academic, behavioral and/or social issues. During the IAT process, team members discuss ways to help the student be more successful in the school environment. Parents and students are a vital part of this process. When parents are invited to attend an IAT meeting for their child, we hope that they make every effort to attend. A successful outcome is a result of all of us working together as a team.

One of the team teachers or a parent can refer a student to the Intervention Assistance Team. Parents will be sent a letter informing them of when the child is on the schedule for an IAT. Enclosed will be a Parent Questionnaire to complete and return to Ms. Muenster prior to the meeting. Ms. Muenster will make a reminder call to the parents the day before the meeting.

IAT meetings are typically held during and after school hours.