Special Education Referral/Child Find
 
The Pflugerville Independent School District offers special education services for eligible infants, children and young adults identified with disabilities. Federal and state laws require that school districts maintain a CHILD FIND system for identifying, locating, and evaluating individuals with suspected disabilities (birth through age 21) within its jurisdiction who are in need of special education and related services. 
Our CHILD FIND efforts include advertising the availability of services through media, public notices, staff training, and community outreach/resource fairs.
 
Birth to 36 months of age
 
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) provides comprehensive early intervention services to families with infants and toddlers (birth through 36 months of age) who have a medical diagnosis, developmental delays or atypical development.  Early intervention services are provided as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C as amended in 2004.  ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services.  ECI provides evaluations and assessments to determine eligibility and need for services. 
Services are provided by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Early Childhood Intervention Division.  

For more information for children Birth to 36 months residing within PISD contact:

Easter Seals - Central Texas, Inc.
Easter Seals ECI
1611 Headway Circle, Bldg. 2
Austin, TX 78754-5165
Referral Number - (512) 615-6896
Fax Number - (512) 615-7123
Email: ltate@eastersealstx.com
Web: www.centraltx.easterseals.com

 3 through 5 years of age  
PISD offers a continuum of services for preschool age children with disabilities. These services are provided through the Department of Special Education. In order to qualify for these services children must meet specific eligibility criteria. Services are determined based on each child’s individual needs. For more information visit the Pflugerville ISD PPCD page.
To schedule an Early Childhood Assessment contact:
Julie Mcleran
Senior Associate
512-594-0169
 
If you have questions concerning Early Childhood Programs/Services contact:
Suzanne Schnars
Early Childhood Coordinator 
512-594-0173
 
5 to 21 years of age
Referrals for a suspected disability can be made by anyone. If you know someone with a suspected delay or disability, please contact the neighborhood school. Once a referral is made the campus will follow its Problem-Solving Support Team (PSST) process. The Problem-Solving Support Team may refer the student on for a special education evaluation if needed. A Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) is conducted to determine the child’s disability and an educational need for services.

Private/ Home School Student Referrals
Referrals for a suspected disability can be made by anyone for students who attend private/home school located within Pflugerville ISD boundaries. If the student attends a private school within the PISD boundaries contact the Pflugerville ISD Special Education Department (512-594-0160)  to make the referral.

If the child attends a private/home school located within another school district’s boundaries contact that school district to make the referral.