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Child Find - Early Intervention Services

Child Find is a federal program to help determine if your child has a disability and help provide appropriate services.

 

Parents who suspect that their child (ages birth to 21 years) may have a disability or have concerns about their child's development should contact our Child Find program. Children can be evaluated to determine if they have a disability or developmental delay and if they are eligible for special education or Section 504 services. Referrals are accepted from any source either within or outside the school district.

 

District professionals will screen all referrals to determine whether evaluation is needed and provide an assessment report. The assessment report shall include the child's educational performance including strengths and weaknesses and include a summary of standardized test data, attendance information, and samples of classroom performance. Other information such as: medical, psychological, speech/language, OT/PT, audiological, developmental, vision, etc., should be obtained where appropriate and/or necessary.

All of these assessments are provided by the school district at no cost.

 

Anyone may refer a child ages Birth to 3 for a developmental screening by contacting:

Janelle Bersch
Early Childhood Coordinator, NCESD
430 Olds Station Road
Wenatchee, WA  98801
 
If a delay is suspected, an evaluation will be recommended to determine a child’s need and eligibility for early intervention services provided by the North Central Educational Services District (NCESD).

 

Anyone may refer a child for a developmental screening by calling:

Moses Lake School District
Special Services Office
(509) 766-2670
Every child's skills in the developmental areas of cognition, communication, social/emotional, adaptive and motor are screened by trained early childhood staff. Developmental screenings are used to determine if a child has a possible delay in their development. If a delay is suspected, an evaluation will be recommended to determine a child's need and eligibility for early intervention services provided by the Moses Lake School District.

 

Anyone may refer a child for a developmental screening by calling:

Moses Lake School District
Special Services Office
(509) 766-2670
 
 
 
Moses Lake School District is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from all groups are encouraged. Moses Lake School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Board Policy 5010 provides the steps that shall be taken in the grievance process. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to: TITLE IX/RCW 28A.640 COMPLIANCE OFFICER Barb Shimek, HR Director bshimek@mlsd161.org 1620 S. Pioneer Way, Moses Lake, WA 98837 509.793.7725 SECTION 504/A DA COORDINATOR David Balcom, Exec. Director of Student Services: dbalcom@mlsd161.org // 509.793.7699.