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Child Find


The Bessemer City Board of Education has Child Find procedures that ensure that all children within its jurisdiction, ages birth to twenty-one, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who need special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated.  These Child Find procedures also apply to children who attend private schools, within the Bessemer City Board of Education district, highly mobile children with disabilities (i.e. migrant and homeless children, or children who are wards of the state), and children who are suspected of having a disability and are in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  For more information, call the Bessemer City Board of Education Special Education Department at 205-432-3025 or 3054


How does Child Find Work?

Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies , parents and local school systems to locate children with disabilities.  A toll-free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from birth to age 21.



Why is Child Find Important

It helps the child, the familu and the privider to plan appropriate services and link families to these services.

 Child Find

1-800-392-8020 (Ages 3-21)

1-800-543-3098 (Birth- 2)

1-800-548-2546 (TTY)




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