CHILD FIND

What is Child Find?

Child Find is a process designed to locate children, birth through age 21, with a suspected disability to evaluate and identify a need for special education and related services.

Rainier Prep conducts activities for the purposes of locating, evaluating and identifying students with a suspected disability in need of special education services including those who are not currently receiving special education and related services and who may be eligible for those services.

What does Rainier Prep offer?

Rainier Prep offers free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services for students, including comprehensive special education services to eligible students. Students will be referred to appropriate agencies for evaluation and services. All services are provided at no cost and referrals are confidential. The student’s legal guardian retains the right to refuse services and is provided procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

School services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, and general development. Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, intellectual disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, autism, developmental delays, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries.

What if I think my child has a disability?

If you feel your child has a problem that affects his/her ability to learn and you would like more information about special education referral or eligibility criteria, please contact Samantha Shotwell, Rainier Prep Education Specialist, at sshotwell@rainierprep.org or contact our office at (206) 494-5979.