REMINDER: Child Find Matters: Birth through 21 Years Old
The Lansing school district engages in Child Find for special education, birth through age 21. Child Find is an ongoing process that school staff use to locate and identify students who may need special education services.
Early Childhood Ages Birth through age 5: The Lansing School District’s next Early Childhood Developmental Screening is Friday, October 7th for children ages 3 to 5. Appointments begin at 8:30. If interested, contact Amy Dale at 913-727-1755 or send an email to email@example.com. For remaining dates available this school year, please see the attached CYKI 22-23 calendar.
Kindergarten through 12th grade: Child Find begins with general education interventions, and an individual problem-solving process. If the general education interventions are significant, beyond what could be provided by the general education and requires specially designed instruction, the team would refer the student for an initial evaluation. If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact your school counseling team or school psychologist to discuss. Contact information for staff in all buildings can be found on the district website at www.usd469.net.
18-21 Year Old Program- LINCS (Learning Independence in Natural Community Settings):The LINCS program is for special education students who have met the credit requirements for graduation, but who have not met the goals on their IEP. In order to be eligible, students would not have graduated from high school and would not have yet received their diploma. The purpose of this program is to assist students with reaching their maximum potential for independence, to educate responsible and productive citizenship, to assist with understanding themselves so as to make empowered and informed decisions regarding their future, and to form collaborative relationships in order to maximize community resources for themselves. If you have questions regarding this program, please call Dr. Sandy Van Cise at 913-727-3357.