ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-130

Date Created : 06/19/2006


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
LEA Supervisors
EC Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Child Find Web Site

Regulatory Authority:
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) codified at 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
Carrollyn Tyson

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Special Education Resource Center, State Child Find Advisory Council, in Collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Special Education, has launched a web site,, for the purpose of assisting public agencies in complying with the Child Find requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Each local educational agency, including charter schools, is responsible for ensuring that all children with disabilities, birth to twenty-one (21) years, within its jurisdiction and in need of special education and related services are located, identified, and evaluated, regardless of the severity of the disability, including: (a) children with disabilities attending private schools, and (b) children with disabilities who are homeless or wards of the state.

Included in the web site is information on how to order, free of charge, special education awareness materials for distribution and display.

For further assistance, contact Carrollyn Tyson at 1-800-482-8437.


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