Child Find

CFBISD is responsible for identifying, locating, and evaluating children from birth through age 21 with known or suspected disabilities who reside in and/or attend school within the school district’s boundaries to determine whether a need for special education services exists. Child Find includes children who reside in group or nursing homes and/or who attend home school or private school within the district’s boundaries regardless of place of residence.

The term “special education” means specially-designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. The term “child with a disability” means the child must meet eligibility criteria for at least one of the 13 disabilities specifically outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) AND, as a result of the disability, has a need for specially designed instruction that can only be provided through special education.

Students who transfer to CFBISD and have been identified as eligible for special education and received services in their previous school district are eligible for special education services in CFB ISD during a temporary 30-day placement.  During this time, CFB staff may conduct additional evaluations and an Admission, Review, Dismissal committee meeting (ARD) will be held to determine continued eligibility and need for special education services.

Dallas County (ECI)

The Warren Center
1345 Valwood Pkwy, Ste. 302
Carrollton, TX 75006

https://www.thewarrencenter.org

Phone: 972-490-9055
Fax: 972-490-9058

Denton County (ECI)

ECI of North Central Texas
3880 Hulen St, Ste 400
Fort Worth, TX  76107

http://www.mhmrtc.org/Services/Early-Childhood-Services

Phone:  888-446-8000