2018-2019 Child Find Day for Dinwiddie County
Dinwiddie County Public Schools (DCPS) is required to inform the community of an individual’s right to a free, appropriate public education and the availability of programs and services, including special education. DCPS has a responsibility to actively and continuously identify, locate, and evaluate those children, birth to age 21, inclusive, residing in Dinwiddie County who are in need of special education and related services.
Child Find is a program mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia which serves children from birth to age 21 and their families. School districts are directed to screen, identify and evaluate those students who might need special education services to support their learning. A developmental screening can be provided if parents have concerns about a child’s development in speech and language, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, social-emotional or self-help skills.
Those children identified as eligible may receive special education services through Dinwiddie County Public Schools. Child Find is an opportunity for children with special needs to receive early intervention services. The screening is used to determine if further intervention or assessment for special education may be appropriate. If the results of a screening suggest that services are needed, a referral to special education and a request for parental permission for evaluation is made.
Historic Southside Annex will hold a “Child Find Day ” on the following dates. Children must be two years old by September 30th.
The 2018-2019 Child Find Dates are:
October 26, 2018
March 22, 2019