All eligible children with disabilities beginning at age of 3, who are residents of the Millwood Public Schools District, have a right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as mandated by the IDEA Act of 2004. A variety of services and placement settings are determined by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team with input from parents and if possible, the child. We sincerely desire to challenge each student based on their individual levels of functioning and performance to be successful at school, home and in their community.
Millwood Public Schools provides accommodations and specialized instructions for students who qualify in the following areas:
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment Including Blindness
In addition, MPS offers related services of occupational and physical therapy, speech, audiology, counseling, psychological and health services as well as transportation.
Is My Child Eligible?
Our Child Find information will assist you in determining if your child is eligible for special education and related services.
MILLWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS CHILD FIND PROGRAM
2019 -2020 School Year
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.
Millwood 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 the age of 3, who are residents of the Millwood Public 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 Millwood Public School District, or attending a private school in the Millwood area, whose parents need information regarding an evaluation to determine eligibility for services, please contact:
Millwood Public School Special Education Services
Angelia K. Wilson 6724 N. Martin Luther King Oklahoma City, Ok 73111 405-478-0504
For children that are school age, please contact your neighborhood school and request to speak with the school counselor or school psychologist regarding a free evaluation for your child.
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 405-271-9477.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides certain parental rights including consent, evaluation and access to records. To learn more, click on Policies and Procedures For Special Education in Oklahoma.
Additional information can be found at the State Department of Education Special Education Services.