Child Find Project ChildFind Procedures

Each year S.A.D.#6 makes an effort to locate and identify handicapped children who have not registered for school. Public Law 94-142 (federal) and Title 20-A, Chapters 301 and 302 (state) require specific procedures for identifying children ages 3-20. At least once a year information regarding special education services will be publicized and distributed to various local agencies.

The Director of Special Services maintains a portfolio which contains the following:

  1. Sample letters and handouts.
  2. Mailing List.
  3. Newspaper lists, sample articles.
  4. Radio Lists, sample of spot announcements.
  5. Correspondence.
  6. Referral notes.


A. Prior to October Ist of each year the following activities will be instituted:

  1. A handout (brochure) will be developed and contain the following:
    • Description of Programs and Services
    • Parental Rights
    • Request to Contact School
  2. The handout brochure will be distributed to:
    • Local retailers and agencies.
    • Radio/Television stations.
    • Local nursery schools.
    • Local professionals (doctors, lawyers, etc.).
    • Local agencies providing Special Services (i.e. Northeast, Infant Dev. Ctr.).
    • All school bulletin boards.
    • District Publications - "Focus on 6".

B. All "Childfind" referrals will be submitted to the Director of Special Services.

C. All "Childfind" activities will be reported as required in the application for PL94-142 "flow through" monies by the Director of Special Services.

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