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Addison District 4: Child Find Procedures 


As part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Child Find Mandate, Addison School District 4 (ASD4) is responsible for identifying and evaluating all students, between birth and age 21, with suspected disabilities, within the school district. If the evaluation results determine a child has a disability under the IDEA, the school team and parents will work collaboratively to create an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) as appropriate. 


There are a variety of ways Addison District 4 actively engages in Child Find. Addison District 4 holds preschool screenings on a regular basis at the Addison Early Learning Center. These screenings assess children in the areas of fine and gross motor, speech and language, cognitive functioning, social-emotional functioning and vision and hearing. To receive an information packet/survey and make an appointment to have your 3-5-year-old child screened, please call 630-458-3051.


The Addison Early Learning Center also works with area early intervention providers to make a smooth transition from early intervention to preschool. Students already receiving early intervention services from birth through two years old should be notified by your provider of meeting dates and times in order to have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed before the child’s 3rd birthday.  


Additionally, Addison District 4 utilizes the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) process to identify students' academic and social-emotional needs. Through this process of providing intervention to and monitoring at-risk students, children with suspected disabilities are identified through each school’s Individual Problem-Solving Teams (IPST). Addison District 4 staff and administrators also continually engage in home-school collaboration through which children with suspected disabilities may be identified by their parents, doctors/pediatricians, mental health care providers, or other specialists. 


It is the goal of Addison District 4 to ensure that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education which provides them with proper academic, social-emotional, and behavioral supports. Additionally, through the Child Find process, Addison District 4 aims to ensure that children are identified in a proactive manner to receive appropriate early intervention services.


For more information about the Child Find process or if you suspect your child may have a disability, please contact the building principal or Director of Student Services, Ms. Janet Diaz at 630-458-2462.



Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 



Section 226.100  Child Find Responsibility