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OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

CHILD FIND

Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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Letter to David Anderson, Esq.
December 21, 2007
Topic: Child Find
Letter clarifying that a State has no child find obligations under Part B of IDEA to children housed in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement residential facility.
download files MS Word (1M) | PDF (64K)

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Letter to Mr. Rick Ingraham
July 12, 2004
Topic: Child Find
Letter clarifying that Part C does not set forth any specific percentage of children that each State must serve in its Part C program, but that States that establish numerical goals must ensure that only eligible children are identified and that eligible children and families are not denied services under Part C of IDEA.
download files MS Word (27K) | PDF (127K)

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Letter to Dr. Lorrie Harkness
March 30, 2001
Topic: Child Find
Letter regarding the responsibility to identify and evaluate children with Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the definition of ''educational records''.
download files MS Word (40K) | PDF (186K)

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