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Child Find


Identifying, Locating, and Evaluating Children with Disabilities

Child Find is a public awareness activity to identify, locate and evaluate children ages 3 through high school graduation with a diploma, or through 21 years of age if necessary, who may have disabilities defined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004.A child with a disability means a child evaluated and determined eligible for special education and related services in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of Special Education in Oklahoma under the following categories:  


  • Autism Multiple Disabilities  
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Orthopedic Impairment  
  • Hearing Impairment Including Deafness 
  • Other Health Impairments 
  • Developmental Delay
  • Specific Learning Disability  
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Speech or Language Impairment  
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury                    
  • Visual Impairment Including Blindness 


Developmental Delay category is defined as functioning one and a half standard deviations below the mean in two domains or two standard deviations below the mean in one domain.Domains involve the following areas:Cognitive, Communication, Social/Emotional, Adaptive and Physical.The category of Developmental Delay is for children ages 3 to 10.   Hugo Public School District is responsible for locating, evaluating and identifying children with disabilities who live within the district boundaries.All eligible children with disabilities beginning at age of 3, who are residents of the Hugo Public Schools District, have a right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as mandated by the IDEA.The specific special education and related services for children are determined per child by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.  


For children 3 years to 5 years, who are residents of the Hugo Public School District whose parents need information regarding an evaluation to determine eligibility for services, please contact:    


Hugo Public School Special Services Department

208 N 2nd Street

Hugo, Oklahoma 74743



For children that are school age, please contact, Angela Lamb at the Hugo School Administration Office.   A multidisciplinary team of professionals will be involved in the evaluation process. The eligibility team will determine the severity of the disability, and for school age children, if the disability adversely affects the child’s educational performance. Services for infants and toddlers (ages 0 to 3) who are suspected of having disabilities are provided through the Sooner Start Early Intervention Program.If you suspect your infant or toddler has a disability, contact the Oklahoma County Sooner Start Program at 1-580-326-8821.