• Child Find Information

    The Kennedale Independent School District provides evaluation for students suspected of having a disability between the ages of 3 and 21.

    What does “child with a disability” mean?

    The term "child with a disability" means a child who (1) has one of the following disability conditions and (2) needs special education services to benefit from education:

    • Speech/Language Impairment
    • Autism
    • Learning Disability
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Visual Impairment
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Non-Categorical
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Deaf-Blind

    A referral to Child Find may be made by any person concerned about a child’s development including:

    • Parents
    • Preschool Teachers/Directors
    • Daycare Providers
    • Physicians
    • Outside agencies, therapists, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).

    Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) provides services to children with disabilities from birth to the age of 3. Students receiving services through ECI will be transitioned into public school before their third birthday. 

    To make a Child Find referral, or if you suspect your child has a disability, please contact the Kennedale ISD Special Education office at (817) 563-8081. Please note parent involvement and agreement are obtained prior to any assessment. Information is confidential and the privacy of the child and parent are protected.