McDuffie County Student Services Announces Child Find Efforts

The Student Services Department of McDuffie County Public Schools offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through twenty-one years and to children from birth through age twenty-one years who have a hearing or visual impairment. Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and is provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state laws.

Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, and general development. In-school evaluations are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairment, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries.

A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact the principal or counselor of your local school or call the Student Services Department at 706-986-4100

On Monday, July 26, 2021 from 4:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m., a face to face meeting will be held by the McDuffie County Student Services Department at 511 A Main Street Thomson, Georgia to discuss eligibility criteria and types of services that are available through the Board of Education for children with disabilities who may be attending home-school programs. Please RSVP by contacting Angie Rogers at 706-986-4100 or email at [email protected]