Child Find is a process that public school systems use to identify, locate, and evaluate all children, birth through twenty-one who are suspected of having disabilities which may result in a need for special education and related services.
If you suspect a child (birth through age twenty-one) may have a disability discuss your concerns with the parent/guardian. Inform the parent/guardian that you are making a referral.
• For children birth through age three, contact Babies Can’t Wait (706) 272-2219.
• For children ages 3-21:
- living in the city of Dalton, please contact Dr. Amy Bowers, (706) 876-4023
- living in Whitfield County, please contact the Exceptional Student Services office at (706) 876-3921
- living in Murray County, please contact the Exceptional Student Services office at (706) 695-2252
If appropriate, interventions may be implemented and the child’s progress monitored by parents, caregivers, and/or teachers. Students who do not make adequate progress after interventions have been implemented for an appropriate amount of time may be referred for an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education and related services.
For children living in the city of Dalton, please complete the following referral. Upon submission, the information will be sent to Dr. Amy Bowers, Director of Exceptional Student Services with Dalton Public Schools.