The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all states to implement a policy to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities. This includes all school districts. One method of locating and identifying children with a suspected disability is the Child Find program.
The Child Find program requires all school districts in California to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with a suspected disability, regardless of the severity. School districts are required to identify all children who may need special education services even if the district is not currently providing special education services to the child.
The following children are included under the Child Find mandate:
Children from birth to age 21
Children who attend public and private school
Children of migrant families
Children of homeless families
Children who are wards of the state
If you suspect your child has a disability, please contact the
PSUSD Special Education office at (760) 416-8402.