Chesterfield County Public Schools maintains an active and continuing Child Find program to identify children with disabilities who may require special education services or Section 504 accommodations. Procedures include screening, referral, evaluation and eligibility determination. Students who are found eligible for special education services are provided specialized instruction and related services according to individualized education programs governed through federal and state regulations and division procedures. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensures that supports are in place for students who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
If you suspect your child may have a disability, you may make a referral to your school’s special education coordinator or school administrator. If your child is not enrolled in Chesterfield County Public Schools, you may contact an administrator at the school your child would attend based on your home address.
Parents are integral participants in all facets of the special education and Section 504 process. If you have questions, contact the school or the Department of Special Education at 804-639-8918.