What is Project Find?
Project Find is Michigan’s response to the “child find” requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Project Find conducts continuous public awareness and referral activities designed to locate, identify and refer, as early as possible, all children, youth and young adults with disabilities who may be eligible for special education services through Michigan’s Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B. These programs serve persons from birth to age 26, who are affected by one or more learning impairments.
How to make a referral for a child Birth to Three years old
Contact the Early On referral line at 1-800-Early-On (1-800-327-5966) or Early on Department at Muskegon Area ISD at (231) 767-7272.
How to make a referral for a child Three to Five years old
Contact the Project Find Coordinator for the Muskegon Public School Academy at (231) 830-3708.
Additional information including how to make a referral online:
What is a Child Find evaluation?
A team specializing in the areas of concern works with the parents and child to determine eligibility for Special Education Services.
The Child Find Team and parents work together to determine the appropriate programs and services for eligible children.
The Child Find Team can include the following highly qualified specialists:
- Teacher Consultant
- Speech/Language Pathologist
- School Psychologist
- School Social Worker
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist