Child Find, an IDEA mandate, seeks to locate all children with disabilities who would benefit from public services. They provide an initial referral point for children not enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. Additionally, they conduct outreach efforts to identify at-risk children who may not be independently referred.
If you suspect a child has a disability, they are over the age of three, and are not currently enrolled in Seattle Public Schools contact Child Find.
If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.
Birth to 3 years old
Birth-3 Services are not administered by Seattle Public Schools. Contact WithinReach of Washington State, toll free: 1-800-322-2588
3 to 5 years old
Pre-school age children may be eligible to receive services through Seattle Public Schools. Contact Child Find by phone 206-252-0805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 to 21 years old
School age students not enrolled in Seattle Public Schools may be eligible to receive services through Seattle Public Schools. Contact the special education private school supervisor at 206-252-0870.
Private school students
School-age students who attend a private school within district boundaries or reside in the district may be referred for evaluation. If eligible, they can receive services at a Seattle Public Schools site.
Students not attending an approved school program
School age students who are homeschooled, homeless, wards of the state, highly mobile, or migrant and reside in the district may be referred for evaluation. If eligible, they can receive services at a Seattle Public Schools site.