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Child Find Introduction

Student listening to a computerChild Find in Dysart Unified School District 

Dysart Unified School District is looking for students aged 2 years 9 months through 5 years who may have suspected delays. 

It’s a fact that children with special needs benefit from early intervention.  It’s also a fact that many of Arizona’s preschool children with special needs do not receive services because we don’t know who they are. 
 
If you are the parent of a preschool child or know of a preschool child with suspected developmental delays, and reside within the boundaries of the Dysart Unified School District, please contact the the District at (623) 876-7022 Option #2 to schedule a free screening.  


Consider these factors: 

Does your child have difficulty in any of the following areas:
  • Seeing people or objects?
  • Hearing voices or other sounds?
  • Talking, or is hard to understand when they do talk?
  • Moving, especially when crawling, walking or running?
  • Playing or getting along with children or adults?
  • Interacting appropriately with others?
  • Cognitive or academic skills?
 
If you answered yes to one or more of these statements, the Dysart Unified School District can provide screenings for special services for all qualified children, from age 2 years 9 months to 21, who reside in our district boundaries, including migrant and homeless students, wards of the state, private and home schooled students. 

 
  • For children younger than 2 years 9 months, please contact the Arizona Early Intervention Program: 

Department of Economic Security

 
  • For preschool age children, please contact the Dysart Child Find Screening line at 623 876 7022, option #2. You may also email [email protected] or [email protected] to schedule an appointment
  • For school age children, age 5-21, who are currently attending a Dysart school, please contact the child’s school administrator, teacher or school psychologist
  • For school age children, age 2.9-21, not attending a Dysart school but who reside within our boundaries or attend a Private School located within our boundaries, contact Exceptional Student Services at 623-876-7022, option #2 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)requires that public school agencies ensure all children (from birth through age 21) with delays or developmental disabilities are identified, located, and evaluated to receive the supports and services they need.This includes all children living within the geographic boundaries of the school district – those who are homeless or wards of the state, are attending private schools, or are home schooled.  Public schools and the Arizona Early Intervention Program are responsible for “finding” eligible children and providing services needed for them to reach their developmental milestones or meet their educational needs.
 

Child Find Screenings are scheduled throughout the school year

Please call 623 876 7022, Option 2 to schedule a screening appointment


 


If you reside within the Dysart Unified School district and would like to schedule a free Child Find Screening for your child, please contact

DUSD Child Find: 623 876-7022 option #2  

Child Find Postcard 2019 v3 [PDF]
Child Find Postcard 2019 (Spanish) [PDF]