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Child Find

Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals (birth through 21) with disabilities who may need special education services.

Anyone can start the referral process. It can be a parent, doctor, teacher, relative or friend. They just need to call the Montgomery ISD Special Education office at 936-276-2460. Early identification and intervention may help to prevent failure and frustration. Special attention to teaching and learning strategies may help students overcome barriers to learning.

If a child is referred, the parent will be contacted by Montgomery ISD personnel and a decision will be made to determine if an assessment is needed to evaluate areas of concern. The evaluation will be conducted by appropriately trained personnel. Upon completion of the evaluation, the parents or legal guardian will meet with the evaluation personnel to discuss the results, special education eligibility, and service options.

Individuals may qualify for special education services when they have one or more of the following disabilities*:

  • Learning Disability (LD)
  • Speech Impairment (SI)
  • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
  • Other Health Impairment (OHI)
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Emotional Disturbance (ED)
  • Autism (AU)
  • Multiple Disabilities (MD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Auditory Impairment (AI)
  • Deaf-Blindness (DB)
  • Noncategorical Early Childhood (NCEC)

* = according to federal and state criteria:

Each individual's need(s) will be addressed on an individualized basis by a team consisting of school personnel, the parents or legal guardian, and the student, as appropriate. The team will review assessment information, discuss eligibility, identify areas of need for specialized instruction, including related services, and develop a plan to meet the educational needs of the student. All services are provided at no cost to the individual, parents, or guardian.

MONTGOMERY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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