Find” is a requirement of both federal and state law. It mandates that
each school district will locate, identify and evaluate, at no cost to the
family, all students, from birth to 21, who are suspected of having a
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) list and defines thirteen disabilities
- autism, deaf-blindness, auditory impairment, emotional disturbance, mental
retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health
impairment, learning disability, speech impairment, traumatic brain injury,
visual impairment and non-categorical early childhood.
ages 0-3, are referred to Early Childhood Intervention of Tarrant
County. The referral number is 817-569-5200.
ages 3-21, who reside within the boundaries of Mansfield ISD, are referred
to the Special Education Department of MISD at 817-299-4300.
ISD provides special education services to children who have, or are
suspected of having a disability. Special education services are
available to children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21. Children
who have impaired vision or hearing can receive services from birth
through age 21.
ISD also provides services to students with disabilities who attend a
private or home school located within the boundaries of Mansfield ISD,
regardless of the child’s place of residence. Educational services to
these students are provided under Mansfield ISD’s Private School
Plan. Additionally, Mansfield ISD provides services to students with
disabilities who are placed in a foster home or other residential facility
within the district’s geographic boundaries.
- If your
child attends public, private or a home school in Mansfield ISD or if you
know of a child residing in a foster home or other residential facility
within Mansfield ISD and you believe the child has or may have a
disability, please contact one of our campuses. You may also contact
the Special Education Department at 817-299-4300. Mansfield ISD staff
will work with you to ensure that every child receives an appropriate
evaluation; determine which children have a disability that qualifies for
services. Services are offered to all children free of charge.
you have concerns regarding the development of your preschool child and would
like to talk with someone regarding your concerns, please contact one of the
members of our preschool assessment team. They may be reached at 817-299-4300
or you may send an email to PreschoolAssessmentTeam@misdmail.org