Special Education

 Child Find Notification

What is Child Find?
Child Find (ORC 3301-51-03) is the process of locating, identifying and evaluating children with disabilities residing in the Benjamin Logan Local School District, who may be in need of special education or related services.

What does a disability mean?
For children ages birth to age 3 – An established condition known to result in a delay or a documented developmental delay.

For ages 3 through 5 – A documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, emotional/behavioral functioning, motor skills, cognitive skills or self help skills.

For ages 5 through 22 – Identification of one or more of the following conditions: autism, deaf blindness, hearing impairment including deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and/or visual impairment including blindness. 

Benjamin Logan Local School District is required by federal and state laws to find children who may need special education services and related services.

What is the purpose of Child Find?

• To alert parents, professionals, and the public to children who may have special needs
• To guarantee that school districts find children who may have disabilities and who otherwise may not have come to their attention
• To enable eligible children to receive the special education and related services that are needed
• To promote public awareness of disabilities

How can you help?
If you are aware of a child who may have special needs, please notify his/her school district. Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, childcare providers, physicians and concerned citizens are encouraged to help school districts find any child, ages birth through 21, who may have a disability and are in need of special education and related services.

What happens next?
The school district will contact the parents of the child to discuss the next steps in the evaluation and identification process. This process is provided at no cost to the family. If a need is identified, the child can begin receiving the appropriate special education and related services during the school day.

If you suspect a child may have a disability, help is available.

Contact Benjamin Logan Local Schools at:

Benjamin Logan Local School District
Scott LeVan, Special Education Director
4740 CR 26
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Phone: 937-593-9211
Fax: 937-599-4059
Email: [email protected]