N.H. Code Admin. R. Ed 1105.02

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 8, 2021
Section Ed 1105.02 - LEA Child Find Program
(a) The LEA shall establish referral procedures which ensure that every child who is suspected or known to be a child with a disability shall be referred to the IEP team for further evaluation.
(b) Any person may refer a child under the age of 21 years to the IEP team for reasons including, but not limited, to the following:
(1) Failing to pass a hearing or vision screening;
(2) Unsatisfactory performance on group achievement tests or accountability measures;
(3) Receiving multiple academic and behavioral warnings or academic or behavior warnings or suspension or expulsion from a child care or after school program;
(4) Repeatedly failing one or more subjects;
(5) Inability to progress or participate in developmentally appropriate preschool activities; and
(6) Receiving service from family centered early support and services.
(c) The LEA shall coordinate with area agencies and family centered early supports and services to establish a process of LEA notification of children served by family centered early supports and services consistent with the interagency agreement between the LEA and area agencies providing family centered early supports and services.
(d) The LEA, annually, shall consult with representatives of private schools within its jurisdiction and representatives of parents of parentally-placed children with disabilities attending private schools within its jurisdiction to advise them of the LEA's responsibility to identify and evaluate all children who are suspected of or known to be children with a disability and who are enrolled in such schools. Schools shall forward referrals to the IEP team for further review.
(e) The LEA shall annually contact all community agencies and programs within its jurisdiction which provide medical, mental health, early intervention, early care and education, welfare, and other human services to advise them of the LEA's responsibility to find, identify and evaluate all children who might be children with disabilities, and referrals from these agencies shall be forwarded to the IEP team for further evaluation.
(f) The LEA, annually, shall disseminate information which describes its child find program. It shall include a description of the LEA's special education program, including a contact person in the school system for further information or referral.
(g) The LEA, annually, shall provide all parents of children with disabilities with information regarding the parents' rights and responsibilities under federal and state law as provided in 34 CFR 300.504 regarding special education.
(h) The LEA shall ensure that all referrals from parents and others who suspect or know a child to be a child with a disability shall be referred to the IEP team. The LEA shall provide the parents with a written notice of any referral other than one initiated by the parent, in accordance with Ed 1106.01(c).
(i) The LEA shall ensure that child find activities are completed within the applicable timelines.

N.H. Code Admin. R. Ed 1105.02

(see Revision Note at chapter heading for Ed 1100) #9197, eff 6-28-08

Amended by Volume XXXVII Number 15, Filed April 13, 2017, Proposed by #12141, Effective 3/24/2017, Expires 3/24/2027.