• Eligibility & Referrals

  • General eligibility for Special Education at NEISD

    Students eligible for special education under TEA guidelines receive services and supports as determined on an individual basis, utilizing data and the present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, via development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee.

    Child Find: referrals, EVALUATION, ELIGIBILITY, and Provision

    A district’s coordinated process to ensure that all children residing within the  district who have disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, regardless of the severity of their  disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated.

    In addition to students enrolled in the public schools, the Child Find duty applies to: 

    • homeless children
    • children who are wards of the state
    • children attending private schools
    • highly mobile children (including migrant children)
    • and children who are suspected of being  in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.

    Download the TEA Child Find Duty Quick Guide

    Do you suspect your child has a disability? 

    How to request an evaluation: Please find your child's campus information at the bottom left of the screen under Child Find Campus Contact.

    ¿Sospecha que su hijo tiene una discapacidad?

    Cómo solicitar una evaluación Encuentre la información del campus de su hijo en la parte inferior izquierda de la pantalla debajo de Child Find Campus Contact.

Child Find Campus Contact

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    Requests for a Full and Individual Evaluation may be made by parent, the district,  TEA or another state agency.  During the Referral Process, appropriate personnel will obtain information in the area(s) of suspected disability. This group of school district personnel, with  the input of parents, will determine if evaluation is necessary to determine if there is a  disability.  When needed, appropriate personnel will evaluate formally in the area(s) of  suspected disability and informally in all other required areas.


    If an evaluation is completed, the parent and staff will meet in  an Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) meeting to discuss the results of the evaluation, any  special education eligibility, and whether the student is in need of specially designed instruction  via special education services and supports.

    The presence of a disability and a significant educational need are required for a student to  qualify for special education services/supports.  Disabilities include:

    • Autism (AU)       
    • Deaf‐Blindness (DB) 
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing* (DHH)- formerly Auditory Impairment 
    • Emotional Disturbance (ED)   
    • Intellectual Disability (ID)   
    • Multiple Disabilities (MD)) 
    • Noncategorical Early Childhood (NCEC) 
    • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)    
    • Other Health Impairment (OH) 
    • Specific Learning Disability (LD   
    • Speech or Language Impairment (SI) 
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 
    • Visual Impairment* (VI)            

     *from birth   


    Students who qualify for special education services and supports receive  them at no cost to parents as part of a free and appropriate public education.