Child Find Services
Montgomery Public Schools seeks to identify all individuals from birth to age 21 who have disabilities and may need special services. Parents, service providers, and concerned citizens are urged to contact the Department of Special Education if they know students who are not receiving educational services. Early Intervention in the lives of these individuals may significantly enhance their development and learning potential and can decrease the need for more costly special programs.
Early location and identification of individuals with disabilities may also benefit their families, as well as the education agencies involved, by enabling service providers to plan for the types and degrees of condition they will be serving. Once individuals with disabilities are identified, the school system can provide appropriate services, monitor an individual's progress and anticipate their educational needs. Anyone may make a referral or request information about available educational resources at their local school or Montgomery Public School's Department of Education. People who use telecommunication devices for the deaf may also access Child Find by calling the TTY Alabama Relay Service. Child Find is a service of the Alabama Department of Education through collaborative efforts of its Division of Special Education Services, local education agencies and other education agencies. Through ongoing Child Find outreach efforts, the Department of Special Education is working to make physicians, social workers, parents, service providers and the general public aware of the need to identify all individuals who have disabilities and refer them to Child Find.