White Settlement Independent School District has special services available to eligible infants, children, and young adults identified with a disability. Federal and state laws require that school districts maintain a CHILD FIND system for identifying, locating, and evaluating individuals with suspected disabilities (birth through age 21) within its jurisdiction who are in need of special education and related services. Our CHILD FIND efforts include advertising the availability of services through media, public notices, staff training, and letters to private schools, physicians, nursing homes, group homes, and hospitals.
3 to 21 years of age:
A referral for a suspected disability can be made by parent/guardian. If you know of someone with a suspected delay or disability, please contact the White Settlement ISD Special Programs department. With the consent of the parent or guardian a full individual evaluation (FIE) may be conducted to determine the child’s eligibility and need for services.
Private/Home School Students Referrals:
Referrals are accepted primarily from parents, private school administrators, or physicians for students who reside in White Settlement ISD or attend a private school located within White Settlement ISD boundaries. The referral is turned over to the Special Programs Director located at 8500 Rockway, White Settlement, Texas.
Why should a child with suspected disabilities be referred?
Early identification and intervention can prevent frustration and failure. Special attention to teaching and learning strategies may help individuals overcome barriers to learning
Who can begin the CHILD FIND process?
A parent/guardian, doctor, child care provider, friend, relative, or private school administrator.
Who may qualify for special education services?
Individuals qualify for special education services if they qualify as a child with a disability under State and Federal guidelines
For more information about the Child Find program, please contact the White Settlement ISD Special Programs Department.