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Identifying Children with Disabilities

Phoenix-Talent Schools seeks assistance locating children with disabilities (birth through age 21) who have not graduated from high school and who are not currently attending or receiving other special services from public schools.  Oregon and federal law mandate educational services for children with disabilities.  Parents, guardians, and anyone who knows of a child (ages 5 through 21) with a disability, currently not receiving educational services, are asked to call 541-535-7502 or email tiffanie.lambert@phoenix.k12.or.us.

The Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA)

The Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) is a federal special education law that requires school districts to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible children with disabilities.  A free appropriate public education means special education and related services, described in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and provided to children in the least restrictive environment.    Phoenix-Talent Schools offer a wide range of services to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. Highly trained staff team up with parents to evaluate and develop individual plans to support students with disabilities. If you have a concern that your child may have a disability, please contact your child's teacher or school principal.