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Child Find

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What is Child Find?

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities; ages birth through 21, who are in need of specialized education or related services.          

Preschool-Aged Children

The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District offers free developmental screenings for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 years who live in the school district and are not already receiving special education services, or enrolled in Kindergarten. 

The screenings will check a child's speech, motor, cognitive, adaptive, and social development.  For an appointment call 928-634-2288 ext. 1129. The next preschool Child Find will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Arizona Early Intervention program also offers developmental screenings for children age birth to three years; 1-800-841-5201 or visit them online at www.azdes.gov/azeip

School-Aged Children

Students in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District who are suspected of having a disability are initially referred to a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), an Intervention Team that will review the data about the student and will determine if interventions are needed in the student’s classroom.  A follow-up meeting is scheduled to review the results of the interventions to determine success and document the learning outcome.  The Intervention Team determines whether a referral for Special Education will be recommended. 

Emergency Closing & Adverse Weather Conditions
In the event of a closing prior to school hours or an adverse weather day, radio station KVRD-105.7 FM or KYBC-1600 AM will make any announcement concerning an emergency closing. Such announcements will be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

If adverse weather or an Emergency closing occurs during school hours, every effort will be made to contact all parents by phone using the automated School Messenger System It is important that the school be given emergency phone numbers as well as the home phone number.
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