Child Find is a free referral and information service that helps children who need assistance with learning challenges which prevent them from doing well in school.  By pinpointing problems early, beginning at birth, Child Find offers every infant, child, and youth an equal chance to achieve his or her full potential.
    How Child Find Works
    Your school district/charter school works with professionals who help children from birth through age 21 overcome their learning differences.  These can include difficulties with social interaction, playing behavior, vision, speech, hearing, and coordination.  When you contact your school district or charter school, you will be referred to some within your school/charter school who is most qualified to help.  
    How You Can Help
    No one knows your child better than you.  That's why you are more likely than anyone else to notice something different in your child's behavior, physical ability, mental development, or learning patterns.  If a child with a learning difference begins working with an educational professional when problems are first noticed, the chances are much greater than the child will have a positive experience at school.
    Helping Children Reach Their Potential
    Watching your son or daughter grow and develop is a natural source of joy and pleasure.  Each new step taken, each new word spoken, and each new phrase understood marks another milestone in your child's maturity.  However, if you are concerned that your child is not progressing at the same rate as other children, contact the South San Antonio Independent School District's Special Education Department at (210) 977-7000 for more information. We are here to help you access services to meet the unique learning needs of your child.
    • Child Find
      Welcome to the Child Find website! This site offers information and resources related to the earliest possible identification of young children and their families who may benefit from early intervention or education services.


    • Special Education in Texas
      With the assistance of the Texas Education Agency and the education service centers (ESC), local education agencies (LEAs) must ensure that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is provided to all individuals with disabilities, ages 3-21, who qualify for special education services. With the assistance of the Texas Education Agency, ESCs, and the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program, LEAs must ensure that early intervention services are made available for those children, ages 0-3, with an identified need.


    • Parental Request for Evaluation Flowchart
      Federal and state laws and regulations make clear that parents have the right to request an evaluation for special education services at any time. Public school districts and charter schools also have the right to request such an evaluation. However, a request does not automatically start the referral process. School districts that receive requests for evaluations should promptly reply to parent requests with data to support their decisions.


    • Texas Project FIRST
      Texas Education Agency - Learn More, Laws, Rules and Regulations, Special Education 101, Parent Training and Information Centers, Other Parent Training Resources, Public Input/Conferences, Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, Disability Resources, Frequently Asked Questions, etc.