As required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Whitehall City Schools conducts an ongoing Child Find pursuit to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services residing in Whitehall, regardless of the severity of their disability. This includes children who are homeless, are wards of the state, or are attending nonpublic schools.
If you suspect your child, aged 3-21, may have a disability and is not currently identified for special education services, please contact the Student Intervention Coordinator or Guidance Counselor in your child’s school. This referral and any additional information provided by the building intervention team, is used to determine the appropriate intervention procedures to follow, and whether or not conducting an evaluation is appropriate.
Children who are found eligible for special education services are identified in one of the following categories: autism, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, specific learning disability, other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, hearing impairment, visual impairment, speech/language impairment, emotional disturbance, traumatic brain injury, deaf-blindness, or developmental delay (only for children aged 3-5.)