Child Find: Educating Texas...One Child at a Time!
If you suspect an infant, child or young adult of having a development delay or disability, Tyler County Cooperative can open a window of hope for a brighter future. Services at no cost to the family are available to all eligible individuals from birth through 21 years of age regardless of the severity of their disability.
Tyler County Cooperative offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 years who have a hearing or visual impairment. Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.
Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, and general development. Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries.
A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact the principal or counselor of your local school, Jennifer Dunson, Tyler County Cooperative Director at 409.283.3752, or Region 5 Education Service Center Education Specialists Lisa Heiner at 409.951.1727.