(2021, August 24) | Useful to school systems and education agencies responsible for the state’s Child Find system, and to involved stakeholders

Also available in Spanish | Hoja de ruta para el regreso a la escuela: Child Find según la Parte B de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades


Adding to its “Return to School Roadmap” series, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education issues this Q&A document (OSEP QA 21-05) on Child Find under Part B of IDEA and reaffirms the importance of appropriate implementation of IDEA’s child find obligations, which requires the identification, location and evaluation, of all children with disabilities in the states. An effective child find system is an ongoing part of each state’s responsibility to ensure that free appropriate public education (FAPE) is made available to all eligible children with disabilities.

Access the Q&A in HTML format for ease of reading online, at:

A PDF of the Q&A is available, at:

As mentioned above, a Spanish-language version of the Q&A is also available.

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