Child Find Policy

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Liberty-Benton Local Schools Child Find Policy requires that all children below twenty-two (22) years of age residing within the district, who have a disability, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located and evaluated in accordance with all federal regulations and state standards. For children, birth through age two, a disability means that a child has a behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, sensory development and/ or social or emotional development deficit. For children ages three through five years of age, a disability means that a child has a documented deficit in one or more of the following areas: communication skills, hearing abilities, motor functioning, social-emotional/ behavior functioning or vision abilities. For school-age students, a disability means a person having one or more conditions such as autism, developmental handicap, hearing handicap, multi-handicap, orthopedically and or other health handicap, emotional/ behavior handicap, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury or visual handicap. If you are aware of a child who you think may have a disability, please contact the child’s teacher, principal, or the board office at 419-422-8526.
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