Child Find refers to the process of “finding” children who may have a disability that warrants special education instruction or services.
Enrolled Children: Referrals for special education evaluations may originate from the parent, guardians, and/or teachers. For students who are enrolled in an Irving ISD school: Parents should contact the appropriate grade-level campus where their child is enrolled.
Preschool-Aged Children: If a preschool-aged child is not enrolled in an Irving ISD school, the parent/guardian should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team (ECAT) at the Special Education Annex at 972-600-4645.
Parentally- Placed Private School students may be referred for a special education evaluation if the private school is located within the Irving ISD boundary and a special education disability is suspected. Private/Homeschooled parents should contact the Irving ISD Specialized Learning Services department at 972-600-5000.