CHILD FIND and Special Education

The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

Contact information:

Phone: 1-855-773-3839

Email: [email protected]

Live Chat:

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Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, who may be in need of education services. 

Laneville ISD has procedures in place to assist families and  community entities in providing a continuous process of screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and evaluate all children residing in the county with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services.  This program includes children who attend private school, are home schooled, or those who are homeless or wards of the state. 

Areas of Concern that can be addressed:

  • Academic Readiness Skills
  • Achievement Skills
  • Cognitive Ability
  • Communication/Speech/Language
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Motor Skills
  • Social/Emotional and Behavioral 
  • Daily Living Skills

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I call for an appointment?

   Call Jessica Owens at (90) 863-5353

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • State-Issued Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Records 
  • Proof of residence
  • Any outside agency or therapy notes regarding the child 

How long is a Child Find appointment?

    Initial appointments will last approximately one hour. 

What happens after my initial appointment?

  •  The school will collect the information needed to initiate a referral.  The parent will be asked to complete paperwork about the students’ background and medical history. 
  • The parent will be contacted by the Rusk County Shared Services Arrangement for further information about a Full Individual Evaluation.