Aledo ISD Child Find


    Child Find


    Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate

    individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services


    Evaluation Process:

    Based on the information recevied, the district will determine if there is a suspected disability(ies). These disabilities include: 

    Auditory Impairment (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
    Dyslexia and Related Disorders
    Emotional Disturbance
    Intellecutal Disability
    Non-Categorical Early Childhood
    Orthopedic Impairment
    Other Health Impairment
    Specific Learning Disability
    Speech Impairment
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Vision Impairment 

    If the child meets the disability criteria for one or more of the above, does that mean they automatically qualify for services?

    No, the ARD committee must determine that the child has the need for specialized instruction through special education.


    ARD and IEP Process 

    First, an Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee Meeting will be held to review the Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) that was developed based on the evaluations completed.

    Then, if a disability was identified, the ARD committee will determine if the child requires specialized instruction to meet the child’s needs. 

    Finally, if appropriate, the ARD committee will develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) based on the student’s identified disability.  The services must be provided in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

    The LRE for each student is determined individually. AISD  provides a full continuum of services which can range from walk-in speech services to a self-contained special education classroom  Although many of these programs may benefit all students, the ARD committee will determine the appropriate placement for your child. You are an important team member in this process.

    For more information or to start the evaluation process, please contact the Aledo ISD Special Programs Department at 817-441-5199.


    Special Education Referral and Evaluation Timelines

    Milestones Checklists