New London Local Schools conducts Child Find activities in an effort to locate and evaluate children, birth through 21, who may have disabilities. Public schools are required to provide a free appropriate public education regardless of a child’s disability. In order to provide services to children, they must be identified. Many unidentified children with disabilities are preschoolers. Parents may not be aware their child has a disability or that there are programs and services available. These services are provided without charge to families who live in the school district. The purpose of Child Find is to identify children who are having difficulty in their development and provide services to them, when appropriate.
Areas of concern for parent(s)/guardian(s) to contact Child Find may include: hearing, vision, speech/language, motor, social, emotional and thinking skills. All information is confidential. New London Local Schools has policies and procedures for special education available and has appointed one person to make sure that such procedures are followed.
If you have, or know of, a child who may have a disability, please contact New London Local Schools Director of Student Services, Mrs. Kara Griswold, at 419-929-1586 for more information and assistance.