Fort Bend ISD has a duty to make a referral for an initial evaluation for special education services any time it suspects that a child has a disability. This process is sometimes referred to as "Child Find."
These activities are designed to identify all individuals ages birth – 21 who may or may not be in school and who have a disability as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. These activities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide public awareness to inform citizens of educational opportunities available to individuals with disabilities in the form of brochures.
- Place posters at Fort Bend ISD campuses and in private schools.
- Newspaper announcements.
- Fort Bend ISD website.
- Early childhood screenings.
If you have any questions or need clarification regarding information related to Child Find, please contact Noelia Castillo, Program Manager for Evaluation and Related Services, 281.634.1681, or email questions to MRWintake@fortbendisd.com.
TEA Child Find Duty Quick Guide
Required SB 139 Special Education Updates- English
Required SB 139 Special Education Updates- Spanish
To learn more about the requirements of SB 139 and the resources the Texas Education Agency has created regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Dyslexia, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 please click on the TEA page.
Information regarding an evaluation for Dyslexia can be found on the FBISD Dyslexia page and specific district procedures are noted in the Section 1A and Section 1B of the 2022-23 Special Education Administrative Procedures.