School System conducts "Child Find" efforts to determine eligibility for special education services

In accordance with Georgia Board of Education requirements, the Glynn County School System annually seeks to locate children in the community who are in need of special education and related services.  As defined in state board rule 160-4-7-.03, this "Child Find" effort helps to ensure that all suspected children with disabilities, including those who are homeless, are wards of the State or are attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, are identified, located and evaluated.

The effort is explained in an advertisement that ran recently in The Brunswick News, the text of which reads:


Glynn County School System Announces Child Find Efforts to Determine Eligibility for Special Education Services

The Glynn County School System offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years.  Children from birth to age three with disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. Public school services include screening in the area of suspected disabilities, such as hearing, motor skills, speech, language and general development.  Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of disabilities including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health problems or traumatic brain injuries.  A Free Appropriate, Public Education (FAPE) with a full continuum of services is available for all eligible children enrolled in the Glynn County School System and for those students who are home schooled or enrolled in private schools and preschools, including religious schools.  For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, please contact the Office of Special Education at (912) 267-4100 ext. 1127.  The staff can answer questions or direct your call to the appropriate person.  All referrals are considered confidential and services are provided at no cost.  The parent, legal guardian or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and is provided with procedural safeguards under federal and state law.