Child Find

Each state is required by Federal and State law to find all children with disabilities ages birth to 22 and provide educational services in the public schools for ages 3-22 for any child identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). The child find in the public schools includes children enrolled in the Dickson County Schools grades preschool through twelfth, children who are homeschooled and live in the Dickson County Schools zone, those who attend a private school in Dickson County, or are homeless.


If you know of a child that may need special services call the Special Education Department at 615-446-2085, or contact the principal of a school in your area. Anyone can refer a child.