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

Child Find

Note: 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.

Letter to David Anderson, Esq.
December 21, 2007
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.
  MS Word (1MB) | PDF (64KB)

Letter to Mr. Rick Ingraham
July 12, 2004
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.
  MS Word (27KB) | PDF (127KB)

Letter to Dr. Lorrie Harkness
March 30, 2001
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''.
  MS Word (40KB) | PDF (186KB)

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Last Modified: 03/23/2018