Child Find

What is Child Find?

In accordance with Federal Regulations, Individuals with Disabilities Act, Child Find identification (34CFR section 300.125, 300.451), this is notification that Manara Academy Charter School District, located at, Irving, Texas has a child find system for identifying, locating, and evaluation all children with disabilities, from birth to 21 years of age, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services. 

Referral Process

A referral to Child Find may be made by any person concerned about a child's development including: 
  • Parents
  • Preschool Teacher/Directors
  • Daycare Providers
  • Physicians
  • Outside agencies, therapists, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
    ECI provides services to children with disabilities from birth to the age of 3. Students receiving services through ECI will be transition into the public school system prior to their third birthday. 
To make a Child Find referral, please call our office at 972-304-1155. Parent involvement and consent is obtained prior to any assessment. Information is confidential and the privacy of the child and parent is protected. 

What does "child with disability" mean?

The term "child with disability" means a child who (1) has one of the following disability conditions and (2) needs special education services to benefit from education:
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Autism
  • Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Vision Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Health Impairment 

Possible Services and Placement Options

Based on the results of the evaluation, placement decisions will be determined. Placement options could include instruction and therapy services in a special education classroom, instruction in a general education classroom with special education support, or speech therapy services.