How To Comply With Child Find Laws

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  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Matt Bell, a veteran special education attorney and licensed school psychologist, will guide you through best practices associated with child find activities. You will learn how to comply with today’s legal requirements and avoid errors.

What You'll Learn

  • When is IDEA’s child find requirement implicated?
  • Who can initiate the special education process?
  • What referral practices should you establish?
  • What roles do RTI and similar pre-referral procedures play?
  • What constitutes a comprehensive evaluation under the IDEA?
  • What rights do parents have to challenge district evaluations?
  • How should districts document the results of special education evaluations?

Training Overview

How do you comply with Child Find during the pandemic? Learn how to comply with IDEA requirements.

The Department of Education recently issued new guidance interpreting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), focusing on the Child Find provisions. It obligates public school districts to find all children “who need special education and related services,” including those who are:

  • Suspected of having long COVID and post-COVID conditions
  • Experiencing homelessness
  • Wards of the State
  • Highly mobile and migrant
  • English learners
  • Parentally placed in private schools
  • Suspected of having developmental delays
  • Exhibiting complex medical needs
  • Residing in nursing homes because of serious health problems
  • In correctional facilities

You must do more than wait for students and parents to request services. You need to actively search for, evaluate, and support all children in your district.

  • When is IDEA’s child find requirement implicated?
  • Who can initiate the special education process?
  • What referral practices should you establish?
  • What roles do RTI and similar pre-referral procedures play?
  • What constitutes a comprehensive evaluation under the IDEA?
  • What rights do parents have to challenge district evaluations?
  • How should districts document the results of special education evaluations?

Who Should Attend?

  • Local Education Agencies
  • Special education teachers
  • General education teachers
  • District administrators
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Special education directors
  • Clinical staff
  • Program directors
  • School leaders
  • Teachers
  • Learning strategists
  • Literacy coaches
  • Future teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Student services directors
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Behavior specialists
  • School psychologists
  • Related service providers

Expert Presenter

Matt Bell

  • Attorney with the Wisconsin law firm of Boardman Clark, LLC, primarily focused in school law
  • Over 18 years of experience in representing school districts
  • Served as General Counsel for the second largest public school district in Wisconsin
  • Previously worked as a school psychologist and director of special education
  • Licensed school psychologist

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