If you suspect your preschool age child is exhibiting delays in his/her development, then contact the Edmond Public School District's Child Find Office at 715-6148. Our Child Find Counselor will take the initial information over the phone and then set up a meeting with you and your child. The school personnel will need to obtain written permission to conduct an individual, multidisciplinary evaluation to determine your child's educational needs and to assist in possible identification of suspected disabilities which may require special education and related services. You will be asked to sign a Parent Consent form and the school personnel will go over your Parent Rights under IDEA. The school personnel will also indicate in writing on the Parent Consent form, which of the disability categories under IDEA that they suspect prior to the evaluation. The evaluation will be at no cost to you, yet we can not conduct the evaluation without your written consent. No actions will be taken with respect to the initial provision of special education and related services to your child before conducting the individual, multidisciplinary evaluation and determining if your child is eligible for services. If your child is identified as having a specific disability under IDEA, and is eligible for special education and related services, then you will have the opportunity to participate in the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child. Parental written consent on the IEP is required for the initial placement of your child. We can not provide special education and related services without your written consent on the IEP. The school personnel will go over your Parent Rights again at the eligibility meeting and the IEP meeting (often these two meetings are held as one meeting, but can be 30 days apart from the point of eligibility to the development of the IEP). Please feel free to ask questions and clarification regarding any portion of the test interpretation, eligibility, and the development of the IEP. Your input regarding your child is vital to our school personnel and in the development of the special education and related services.