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Child Find

The goal of Comal ISD’s Child Find services is to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities who are in need of Special Education and Related Services who reside within the Comal ISD boundaries. Referrals can be made by a parent or guardian, Early Intervention Agency, an adult student (18 - 21 Years), or campus Staff. If you suspect that your child may not be developing the same as his or her peers, or if your child has been previously diagnosed with a disability, you many call the Comal ISD Child Find contact at 830- 221-2042.
 
Disabilities Addressed
  • Speech Impairment
  • Learning Disability
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Emotional Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Non-Categorical Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Autism
  • Visual and/or Auditory Impairment
 
Documents Needed at Enrollment
After the initial referral is made, the following paperwork is required:
  • Parent Information Form
  • Proof of Residence
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Current Immunizations
  • Document of Legal Custody if applicable
 
Evaluation Process
The evaluation process begins with a 15-20 minute screening to determine if testing is recommended and to determine what types of tests will be given. If testing is recommended, it will be used to determine eligibility and the child’s level of functioning in the areas of cognition, physical, vision, hearing, gross and fine motor, communication, social/emotional, and adaptive/self-help. Parent input is always a valuable part of the evaluation process.
 
What's Next?
If your child is tested in any of the areas listed above you will be invited to attend an Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) meeting. This is a committee made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and anyone else having a vested interest in the education of your child. Testing will be reviewed and a determination of eligibility will be made based on the needs of the child and the results of the testing. Again, parental involvement is essential to building a partnership between the school, the child, and the parent.