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Child Find

Butler County Schools seeks to locate and provide appropriate educational and related services to all children with disabilities between the ages of birth to 21. If you are the parent of a child with disabilities who is not receiving services, or if you would like more information, please contact Shawaungela Bolden at the Butler County Board of Education, Special Education Department, 382-5188.

How Does Child Find Work?

Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents, and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. A toll-free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from birth to age 21.

Why Is Child Find Important?

It helps the child, the family, and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families to services for students meeting eligibility requirements in the following disability areas:

  • Hearing Impairment
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Visual Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disability