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Faqs

Child Find is a required part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The term “Child Find” refers to the collection of processes that schools and AEAs use to locate, identify, and evaluate children who might need special education.

Child Find has two purposes:

1. To locate, identify and evaluate individuals with disabilities, and

2. To determine the educational needs of individuals with disabilities

The Child Find booklet and the FEP Universal Tier Resources are available on the Iowa Department of Education website.
Child Find : 1

Commonly known as home schooling, competent private instruction is provided to a child in Iowa in a setting other than a public school district or accredited nonpublic school. Contact us to learn how GWAEA can help.

Competent Private Instruction/ Home Schooling : 1

Protecting personally identifiable information of students receiving special education services.

Confidentiality & School Records : 1

Assistance for students who have not been identified as needing special education services, but who need additional academic and/or behavioral assistance to enable them to be successful in a general education environment.

Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) : 1

Parent's ability to give and revoke consent of special education services.

Consent & Revocation of Consent : 1

The administration of appropriate disciplinary procedures for students with disabilities.

Disciplinary Procedures : 1

Over-representation of minority students identified with a learning disability or other type of disability under the IDEA. When a minority group's numbers in special education are statistically higher than they should be, they are considered disproportionate.

Disproportionality : 1

All districts are required to develop a District Developed Service Delivery Plan for Special Education services.

District-Developed Special Education Plans : 1

Special education and related services provided to students qualified for special education outside of the normal school year.

Extended School Year (ESYS) : 1

Providing general supervision of special education under the requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education (IAC Chapter 41) and Iowa Code Chapter 256B.

General Supervision : 1

Circumstances where a student’s medical condition warrants the need for services to be available outside a school setting.

Homebound Services : 1

An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) focuses on the child and family and the services that a family needs to help them enhance the development of their child. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) focuses on the educational needs of the child.

IEPs/IFSPs : 1

Information, resources and services that create safe environments where students can learn.

Learning Supports : 1

Safeguards designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities and their parents.

Procedural Safeguards : 1

Services to facilitate high school students with disabilities from secondary special education to meaningful, quality adult life activities.

Secondary Transition : 1

A report by the Iowa Department of Education on the State's performance on specific special education indicators provides information about student performance as well as area education agency and district compliance.

State Performance Plan : 1

Ensures a person will be notified and have an opportunity to be heard before any public entity can change his or her rights.

Due Process : 1

The right of a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 to the education and support services necessary to meet each of his or her identified needs at no cost to the parent.

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) : 1

The least restrictive environment (LRE) is the environment where a student is able to learn and reach the goals on the individualized education plan (IEP). The LRE should be in the general education environment to the extent appropriate. The least restrictive environment may be different for each child and based on the subject being taught.

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) : 1

A report by the Iowa Department of Education on the State's performance on specific special education indicators provides information about student performance as well as area education agency and district compliance.

Outcomes & Results : 1