Yellow Springs Board of Education
- Published: March 6, 2012
SEARCHING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
The Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District joins school districts across the state in participating in an effort to identify, locate, and evaluate all children through 21 years of age who may have disabilities. Disability infers the following conditions: hearing impairment, visual impairment, speech or language impairment, learning disability, behavioral disability, multiple disabilities, cognitive disabilities, other health impairments, physical impairments, autism, and traumatic brain injury. Public schools have responded to federal and state mandates which provide a free and appropriate public education regardless of a child’s disability. Before school districts can serve children, these children must be identified. Many children with disabilities are not visible because they do not function in the mainstream of the community. In addition, many unidentified children with disabilities are preschool age.
Yellow Springs Educators will ask for information about the child. For example, “What problem is the child facing?” “What has already been done about the problem?” “What background information is available?” This information is collected in several ways, including interviews, observation, screening, and testing. This information will be used to determine whether the child has a disability and if the child requires
Our school districts is interested in meeting the needs of all Yellow Springs children. If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, please contact Barb Greiwe, Special Education Supervisor at 767-7217, for more information and help.