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Public Child Find Notice

In Kansas, “Child Find” refers to the process that schools use to identify students with exceptionalities. The first step in the Child Find process is to inform the public about Child Find. This page will serve as public notice of SKACD’s Child Find responsibilties.

The Southwest Kansas Area Cooperative District (SKACD 613) is seeking to identify every student from birth through age 21 who lives within the boundaries of our member districts who has developmental delays or may be in need of special education. If you have a child or know of a child who you think has development delays or special needs, contact:

Trina Schmidt
Executive Director of Special Education
Southwest Kansas Area Cooperative District (SKACD #613)


Areas of special education include: birth through age two (infant-toddler), early childhood disability, developmentally delayed, visual impairments including blindness, hearing impairments including deafness, deaf-blindness, autism, traumatic brain injury, emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, speech or language impairments, and gifted.

Parents are advised that all special education services are designed to offer the utmost in educational opportunities for each qualifying student, as well as to provide assistance and support in the areas of physical, mental, emotional, and social growth. State and federal laws are followed in providing each student with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

Please call the individual listed above if you have a child or know of a child who may need special education services.