Pupil Services

Lori Witt
Director Pupil Services
witt@aacs.net
(440) 992-1204

Lisa Newsome
Special Education Supervisor
newsome@aacs.net
(440) 992-1280

Child Find

The Ashtabula City School District is engaged in an intensive awareness campaign to locate children with disabilities. This process is known as Child Find.

What is Child Find? Local educational agencies are required under Federal Regulation 34 CFR 300.220 to initiate an intensive awareness campaign to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities who may need special education or related services.

What is the Purpose of Child Find?
  • To promote public awareness of disabilities
  • To alert parents, professionals, and the general public to locate children who may have special needs
  • To assist school districts in finding children who may have disabilities and who otherwise may not have come to the district’s attention
  • To enable children and families to receive the special education and related services that are needed
 
Who Can Help?

Parents, relatives, public and private agencies, and concerned citizens can help school districts find any child who is age birth through 21 years, who may have a disability and need special education or related services. If you are aware of a Ashtabula City child who may have special needs and is not being served, please notify the Pupil Services Office of the Ashtabula City School District at (440) 992-1204. The District will contact the parents of the child to determine if the child needs to be evaluated.