Special Education

Finding the children who need special education and related services is a basic function of the special education system.  All children with disabilities residing in the State, including children with disabilities who are homeless or are wards of the State, and children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated.   http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/ProgramReview/Monitoring/ChildFind.aspx

(see Spokane's Child Find Resources below) 

Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Child Find - Central Valley
Spokane Valley
(509) 228-5860

Child Find - Spokane Public Schools
(509) 354-7947
Email:  childfind@spokaneschools.org

Child Find - West Valley
Spokane Valley
(509) 927-1138

Spokane County Parent Coalition
(a program of The Arc)
320 E. 2nd Avenue
Spokane, WA  99202
(509) 328-6326
(509) 328-6342 (fax)
(509) 252-1565 (TTY)
Lance Morehourse - Coordinator
Email: lance@spokaneparentcoalition.org 
A network of about 1,500 parents in Spokane County supporting a child with an intellectual or developmental disability.  We offer information about resources in the community, education about matters that are important to families, a strong advocacy effort, and leadership training for parents, self-advocates, caregivers and others.

“Things You Should Know About Autism & Special Education."  This helps to identify certain unique personality traits and behaviors of those with autism, and helps direct parents/caregivers/teachers in what to expect and how to provide proper care for them.   http://online.sju.edu/resource/secondary-education/things-you-should-know-about-autism-and-special-education