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White River School District Student Support Services
Hugh Flint, Director
White River Student Support Services encompasses Early Childhood (Child Find) and Families First Coalition. The purpose of the Child Find screening is to provide information on school-related development to parents of children aged 34 months to 5 years. Our goal is to identify children who may need special services (i.e., occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, specialized early childhood program) in order to experience success in school. This will help the school system plan services for children with special needs. While the screening will not show conclusively that your child has special needs, it will indicate whether he or she is recommended for further assessment. If you have a school age child, gradess K-12, contact your child's teacher at your neighborhood school. Some children will be recommended for additional individual asssessment to determine if they qualify for special services through the school district. Following the screening, appointments for the recommended evaluation will be made with you. Your written permission for individual assessment is required. If a child is found to be eligible for services based on this testing, the district may recommend one of a range of services, from weekly therapy to a comprehensive early childhood program. You will also be involved in this assessment and decision throughout the process.
The Families First Coalition promotes activities and partnerships that support the health and human service needs of individuals, youth and families in order to strengthen White River area communities. The Families First Coalition meets the 4th Monday of each month (except July and December) from 4:00 – 5:30 in the Glacier Middle School Library in Buckley. Representatives from all sectors of the community are involved in the coalition.