Under IDEA (The Individual with Disability Education Act), the Georgia Department of Education and the Local School Systems have a mission to locate, identify, and evaluate children in need of special education and/or related services. Children --- birth through the age of 21 years old --- with a suspected disability, including those who are homeless, are wards of the state, or are attending private schools regardless of the severity of their disability, are entitled to services.
“We Need Your Help to Locate These Children!”
A child will learn more during the first five years of life than in the next fifty. They will learn how to talk, walk, feed, and dress independently. It is very crucial that this opportunity to learn and develop be afforded to every child. We do know, however, that children may have problems – emotionally, physically, and/or intellectually that may hinder their development. The sooner these problems are identified; the sooner assistance can be provided.
If you know of a child (birth to 21) suspected of requiring assistance … Help is available!
For Information Contact:
Director of Student Support Services
Marion County School System