SEARCH FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES UNDERWAY
Cuyahoga Heights School District
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
In accordance with the Individual’s with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004, the Cuyahoga Heights School District is participating in Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities including children with disabilities within the district who are homeless, wards of the state, or attending non-public schools, regardless of the severity of the disability.
Parents, relatives and community members are asked to assist us with finding any child who may have a disability. Children ages birth through twenty-one who may be in need of special education and related services in the areas of speech and language, vision, hearing, emotional/social, orthopedic and/or cognitive development are to be identified, located and evaluated as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the IDEA of 2004 including the federal regulations at 34 C.F.R.300.11 and 300.646.
Although many school aged disabled children are identified and currently being served by the Cuyahoga Heights School District, preschool children ages 3-5, with disabilities may be unidentified because parents may not be aware that programs and services are available. Areas of possible developmental delay include: hearing, vision, social/emotional-behavioral skills, language, fine or gross motor skills, cognitive and self-help skills.
If you know of a child in our district with a disability that is not presently attending school or receiving services from another agency, please contact our Special Education Supervisor, Sharon Prindle, Ed.S., at 216-429-5746.
In addition and in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American’s with Disabilities Act Amendment of 2008, the Cuyahoga Heights School District is participating in Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate and identify all children who have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity who may because of disability, needs or is believed to need special education, related services or aids or accommodations/modifications. If a parent or guardian suspects that a child may be eligible under this federal definition, please contact Joy Houchen, District Compliance Officer, at 216-429-5880.