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Office of Specialized Services

Office of Specialized Services

 OSS Vision:  Living our mission means we demonstrate that we CARE with every interaction as we build relationships to better serve our students, school teams, and colleagues.

Annual Child Find

You may not have heard of the Child Find mandate. It’s a legal requirement for schools to find children who have disabilities and need services. Identifying these kids is an important first step toward getting them the help they need to succeed in school.  Child Find is part of a federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA). This law protects the rights of students with disabilities.

 
According to state and federal special education regulations, annual public notice to parents of children who reside within a school district is required regarding child find responsibilities. School districts, intermediate units and charter schools are required to conduct child find activities for children who may be eligible for services via Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  For additional information related to Section 504/Chapter 15 services, the parent may refer to Section 504, Chapter 15, and the Basic Education Circular entitled Implementation of Chapter 15.  Also, school districts are required to conduct child find activities for children who may be eligible for gifted services via 22 Pa Code Chapter 16.  For additional information regarding gifted services, the parent may refer to 22 PA Code Chapter 16.  If a student is both gifted and eligible for Special Education, the procedures in IDEA and Chapter 14 shall take precedence........click for more
 

 

Special Education information

Our site is to provide the most current information about our special education programs and services.  We are here to support schools, agencies, communities, parents and students in their effort and commitment to access to high quality instruction for all children. 
 

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