What is Child Find

  • “Child-find” is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that mandates the identification, location, and evaluation of children with disabilities, aged birth to 21. To receive Special Education services children must meet eligibility guidelines as authorized by IDEA.

    If you know of a child with a suspected or identified disability who lives within the boundaries of the Duarte Unified School District please encourage the parent/guardian to call the DUSD Special Education Director, Jesus Ruiz, at (626) 599-5006 or by email to jruiz@duarteusd.org to learn about the process of determining the child’s eligibility for Special Education Services.