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    Child Find, an IDEA mandate, seeks to locate all children with disabilities who would benefit from public services. They provide an initial referral point for children not enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. Additionally, they conduct outreach efforts to identify at-risk children who may not be independently referred.

    If you suspect a child has a disability, they are over the age of three, and are not currently enrolled in Seattle Public Schools contact Child Find.

    Birth to Three years old

    Birth-Three Services are not administered by Seattle Public Schools. Contact WithinReach of Washington State toll free on their Family Health Hotline: 800-756-5437.

    Three to Five years old

    Pre-school age children may be eligible to receive services through Seattle Public Schools. Call 206-252-0805

    Five to Twenty one years old

    School age students not enrolled in Seattle Public Schools may be eligible to receive services through Seattle Public Schools. Contact the special education private school supervisor at 206-252-0870.

    Private school students

    School-age students who attend a private school within district boundries or reside in the district may be referred for evaluation. If eligible, they can receive services at a Seattle Public Schools site.

    Students not attending an approved school program

    School age students who are homeschooled, homeless, wards of the state, highly mobile, or migrant and reside in the district may be referred for evaluation. If eligible, they can receive services at a Seattle Public Schools site.