Vestavia Hills Child Find Program

In accordance with the federal special education law the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Vestavia Hills City School System
must develop and implement procedures that ensure that all children within
their jurisdiction, ages birth to twenty-one, regardless of the severity of their
disability, and who need special education and related services are
identified, located and evaluated. Child Find also applies to children with
disabilities who attend private schools, including children attending religious
schools, within the local education agency's jurisdiction, highly mobile
children with disabilities (e.g., migrant children), homeless children, or
children who are wards of the State and children who are suspected of
having a disability and are in need of special education, even though they
have not failed, been retained in a course or grade or are advancing from
grade to grade. For more information, please contact Deb Hargrave,
Director of the Exceptional Children's Program at (205) 402-5316 or You may also contact the State Child Find
Agency at 1-800-543-3098 for children ages birth through two years of age.


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