• Welcome to the Special Education Page

    What is Child Find?
    Child Find is a statewide effort by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to age 21.

    How Does Child Find Work?
    Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents, and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. A toll free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from birth to age 21.

    Why is Child Find Important?
    Child Find helps the child, the family, and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families to services for students meeting eligibility requirements in the following disability areas:
    Autism
    Deaf-Blindness
    Developmentally Delayed
    Emotional Disturbance
    Hearing Impairment
    Intellectual Disability
    Multiple Disabilities
    Orthopedic Impairment
    Other Health Imipairment
    Specific Learning Disabilities
    Speech and Language Impairment
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Visual Impairment

    Mrs. Sheila Smith, Special Education Coordinator
    Satsuma City School System
    251-380-8208

    or

    Alabama State Department of Education
    Special Education Services
    1-800-392-8020