Child Find

  • What is Child Find?
    "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 Sunnyside 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 Soraya Gonzales by email or at (509) 836-8738.

    Birth to Three Years
    For services for children under three years of age please call Children's Village toll free 1-800-745-1077.

    Preschool Children
    If you are aware of a preschooler, age 3 through 5 years old, who has or may have a developmental disability, please contact Soraya Gonzales by email or at (509) 836-8738.

    School Age Children & Youth
    If you have a child already in a Sunnyside Public School 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.

    Transfer Students
    If your student is transferring into Sunnyside Public Schools and has received special education from another district, please report this information during the registration process.

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