Child Identification for Special Education
The philosophy of Pearland ISD’s Child Identification Program is to provide a free appropriate public education to all qualifying individuals with disabilities (ages 3-21) who live in the district.
This program is accomplished by locating and referring individuals with disabilities (ages 0-21) while promoting collaboration and cooperation among state, regional and local agencies as well as the community at large.
As part of its “Child Find” initiative, Special Programs welcomes questions concerning special education or early intervention services. For information about those services, please call 281-485-3203 x66144.
Child Find & Evaluation Overview Guidance Document
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is providing this guidance to assist local school districts in meeting their obligations under state and federal laws and regulations regarding the responsibility to identify, locate, and evaluate all children suspected of having a disability and who are in need of special education and related services, commonly referred to as the Child Find obligation. To ensure that all children who may need special education and related services are identified, it is important that school districts establish and implement continuing efforts to seek out these children and inform the public of services available to children and families. This guidance is intended to serve as a resource for professionals who serve in a range of roles in schools across the state as they design and implement Child Find policies, procedures and, practices.
- For more information, please see the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Technical Assistance: Child Find & Evaluation document.