Child Find

The Mount Baker School District provides free Child Find screenings to locate and identify children and youth ages birth through 21 with delays or disabilities who may be in need of early intervention or special education services. The district can also assist with screening and referrals for children below the age of three with suspected developmental delays.

Concerns may include: speech or language, learning and understanding, coordination and movement, social skills, self-help skills (feeding, dressing, toileting), behavioral management, vision, and/or hearing.

The free Child Find screening clinics are held throughout the year on an appointment basis. Upon completion of the screening, a member of the Screening Team will explain the results to the child's parent/guardian. If the screening results indicate the child is having difficulty in one or more areas, a meeting will be scheduled to refer the student for a possible Special Education evaluation.

If you suspect that your child may be in need of extra help, please contact the Special Programs Office at (360) 383-2012.

Who can be helped?

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, age's birth through 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. These include:

  • Learning Disability
  • Developmental Delay
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment/Deafness
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Visual Impairment/Blindness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disability
  • Autism
  • Multiple Disabilities