Child Find

School districts throughout Ohio all participate in efforts to identify, locate, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth through age 21.

The Avon Lake City School District is in the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children, from birth to age 21, residing in the District, who may be entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), including special education and related aids and services, pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).

Children eligible for FAPE under the IDEA are those with disabilities such as Autism, Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Speech or Language Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Mental Retardation, Traumatic Brain Injury or Specific Learning Disability.

Children eligible for FAPE under Section 504 include children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.

If you know of a child who may have a disability or a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you would simply like additional information, please contact Dr. Daniel P. Murdock Sr., Director of Pupil Services, at (440) 933-6220, ext. 1508.

Preschool Child Find

For children ages three through five, a disability means a documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas:

  • Speech/Language
  • Social/Emotional/Behavior
  • Hearing/Vision
  • Motor Functioning
  • Learning or Cognitive Ability
  • Self-Help Skills

This documented deficit is established through a multifactored evaluation, which is provided by our school district's preschool assessment team.  If you are concerned about your preschool child's development and any of these areas and would like more information, please call the department of Pupil Services for the Avon City School District at (440) 933-4829.