The delivery of special education services is governed by the federal law called IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). If your child has a disability, s/he may have many rights under the IDEA.
S/He may also be entitled to accommodations or services under another disability law known as Section 504
"Child Find" refers to the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities to ensure that they receive services to which they are entitled. Children and youth, ages birth to 21, living in the Mabton School District who are suspected of having a disability, may be referred for a possible evaluation to determine if they are eligible for special education services.
Students in Private Schools
If a student attends a private school and resides in the Sunnyside School District, he or she may be referred for a possible evaluation and, if eligible, receive special education services. If you suspect a private school student is in need of special education services, contact Teresa Davison by email or at (509) 894-4852..
Birth to Three Years
For services for children under three years of age please call Children's Village toll free 1-800-745-1077.
If you are aware of a preschooler, age 3 through 5 years old, who has or may have a developmental disability, please contact Teresa Davision by email or call her at (509) 894-4852.
School Age Children & Youth
If you have a child already in the Mabton School District who may be in need of special education services, please call the school directly and ask to speak with the School Psychologist assigned there or express your concern to your child's teacher, counselor, or principal.
If your student is transferring into the Mabton School District and has received special education from another district, please report this information during the registration process.
What is Section 504?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly called “Section 504,” is a federal law that protects students from discrimination based on disability. Section 504 assures that students with disabilities have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to students without disabilities. To be eligible, a student must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.
Your Rights Under Section 504