The Special Services Department is a team of extraordinary professionals dedicated to providing excellence in education for all children. We recognize that all children develop and learn at different rates. While some children have few learning challenges, others may need greater assistance. When a child needs more support than can be provided by the classroom teacher, the district begins a process to determine what services are needed.
Child Identification Procedures
The district conducts Child Find activities for the purpose of locating, evaluating, and identifying students with a suspected disability who are residing within district boundaries. Child Find activities apply to children who are not currently receiving special education and related services. Parents having concerns about their child’s health, hearing, intellectual functioning, language, learning, movement, serious behavioral needs, speech, or vision can call the district’s Special Services Department at 360-833-5570 to schedule an appointment.
Child Find events for 2016–17 will be held on:
Assessment of Students in Special Education
Information about how students in special education programs successfully participate in Washington’s assessment system is now located under the Assessment pages of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction web site. At http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/altassess.aspx, use the left navigation bar for an overview of the assessment options available to these students. You will also find:
- Information about the Washington Alternate Assessment System Portfolio
- Technical reports of the Washington Alternate Assessment System
- Resources/presentations regarding the Washington Alternate Assessment System
For more information about the state’s Alternate Assessment program, please contact Judy Kraft, Alternate Assessment Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-725-6089.
REFERRAL & EVALUATION PROCESS
Each school has a Building Intervention Team (BIT) that meets regularly to assess and monitor students’ learning needs. When a student needs more support than can be provided by the teacher, the BIT may refer a child for evaluation to determine if special education is appropriate. Parents may also refer a child for special education evaluation. For information on how to refer your child, contact the Camas School District Special Services Department at 360-833-5570. more