Has “child find” been part of the federal special ed law since the original, in 1975?
1. Download the original Public Law 94-142, passed by Congress in 1975.
2. Go to Section 612.
As the proposed “Act” goes thru Congress the numbers are different from those in the U.S. Code.
After the Act is passed by Congress, signed by the President, it is copied and pasted into the US Code. So, 612 in the Act, is copied into U.S.C. at 1412.
3. Go to the Act at page 89 STAT 780, under the heading “Eligibility”, then go to subsection 612(a)(2). Skim that information.
The key is on the next page, Subsection (a)(2)(C).
*4. Now go to our red Special Education Law book. Turn to page 72.
You will see the statute Section 1412(a)(3), now known as Child Find, and see that the words are almost identical, with more specificity and detail added over the years.
Child Find Guidance from OSEP and OSERS
– page 27. Child Find for children attending Virtual Schools: OSERS, August 5, 2016.
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