It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/.
Referral of students for a full and individual initial evaluation for possible special education services shall be a part of the district's overall, general education referral or screening system. Prior to referral, students experiencing difficulty in the general classroom should be considered for all support services available to all students, such as tutorial, remedial, compensatory, and other services. If the student continues to experience difficulty in the general classroom after the provision of interventions, district personnel must refer the student for a full and individual initial evaluation. This referral for a full and individual initial evaluation may be initiated by school personnel, the student's parents or legal guardian, or another person involved in the education or care of the student.
Child Find Policy: http://cosmostx.org/sped/support/downloads/child_find_policy.pdf
Child Find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=ses.childfind
Child Find Video English: http://home.escweb.net/sites/esc4/flash/ChildFindEnglishHighRes/ChildFindEnglishHighRes_content.html
Child Find Video Spanish: http://home.escweb.net/sites/esc4/flash/ChildFindSpanishHighRes/ChildFindSpanishHighRes_content.html
Child Find Brochure English: http://www.esc4.net/docs/108-English.pdf
Child Find Brochure Spanish: http://www.esc4.net/docs/108-Spanish.pdf