Searching for children with special needs
Vancouver Public Schools conducts specific activities for the purposes of locating, evaluating and identifying students ages birth to 21 with suspected disabilities who reside within the district’s boundaries. This includes students attending private schools within the VPS attendance area. Early identification of disabilities assists parents, students and schools in the design of appropriate educational services.
Free developmental screenings are available for children ages birth through five.
Children are screened by licensed professionals in the areas of motor, cognitive skills and speech and language. A hearing and vision screening also may be conducted. Developmental screening can identify children who are in need of further evaluation and/or participation in early intervention or early childhood services that address their areas of need.
For children ages birth through 2 years of age, please call Educational Services District 112 at 360-750-7500.
For children ages 3 to 5 years of age, contact our early childhood evaluation coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.