Welcome to Child Find
Mission StatementThe Washoe County School District, Child Find Department, will provide the support needed to ensure the educational, intellectual, social/emotional and vocation development of students with disabilities to enable them to participate in and be productive members of society.
What is Child Find?The Washoe County School District believes that every child has the right to a public education. Some parents of children with special needs may not be aware of the Special Education programs and community agencies ready and willing to serve them. This office meets that need.Every school age child is guaranteed by law and appropriate, publicly-supported education. In order to ensure implementation of this law, your school district is conducting an ongoing "child find project".The objective of Child Find is to identify, evaluate and provide appropriate services for any Washoe County child between ages of 3-5.
Why is there a Child Find?Child find is a service of the Washoe County School District and is a federally-funded program established to help identify the un-served child. After a child has been evaluated and found eligible for services, the Child Find Team works with the parent or guardian to create an appropriate program for the child.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.