“A student does not have to go through the RtI process if a disability is suspected and the student may need services.”
RTI to IAT Flowchart
Evaluation Request Flowchart
Child Find (34 CFR § 300.111 Child Find) refers to a federal law that requires that evaluations of children suspected of having a disability are not delayed or denied. If a student is suspected of having a disability, the student should be referred for evaluation for special education services. The evaluation process supersedes the RtI model for students that need evaluation. HISD has systems in place to locate, evaluate, and identify students with disabilities transitioning from Early Childhood Agencies (ECI) and those ages 3 to 21. If you suspect that your child has a disability, please contact your child's school or Evaluation Services.
To contact a member fo the Houston Independent School District Child Find leadership team, click here.