All children with disabilities residing in the state, who are in need of special education and related services, including children with disabilities attending private schools, must be identified, located, and evaluated. This process is called Child Find.
Children 3-5 Years of Age Who Are Not Enrolled in School
The process for children 3-5 years of age – who are not enrolled in school – typically begins with a developmental screening . Information is collected in skill areas such as: language, cognition, motor, self-help, and social
Developmental Screenings are conducted 3 dates in the Fall Semester and 3 dates in the Spring Semester, all on Fridays.
Children in Private or Home or School (All Ages)
Children who are eligible for special education and attend private or home schools are not entitled to all of the services they would receive if they were in public school; however, certain services are available. To be eligible for special education services the child: must be evaluated; must meet criteria for an educational disability condition; must need special education. The services available to eligible children in private and home schools are called proportionate share services. The proportionate share services offered during a given year depend on the most “in-demand” need at that time. Evaluations for children in private or home school are typically conducted by the school district in which the private or home school is located. If your child has been or might be eligible for special education and your child attends a private or home school within the boundaries of Lake Dallas ISD, please contact: