Child Find


According to federal regulations, Region 12  is responsible for the locating, identifying and evaluating all children from birth through age twenty-one who require special education and related services.  This responsibility includes children enrolled in private schools and migrant or homeless students. 


Children who are under the age of three may qualify to receive services through community agencies under the Connecticut Birth to Three System.  Children can be referred to the B-3 System by parents, health professionals and school staff.  Staff from Region 12 participate in transition meetings and planning and placement team meetings with families and B-3 providers to ensure the student has a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in place at the age of three.  Parents are welcome to call (860)868-6100 for additional information.


Parents of children ages three and above who are not enrolled in Region 12 schools can contact the Pupil Personnel Office at (860) 868-6100 and speak with Allyson O’Hara about any developmental concerns.


Students enrolled in Region 12 Schools are identified by teachers through student performance on benchmark assessmens.  Students who are not meeting benchmarks are given additional interventions to support their learning.  If student progress is limited, the student may be referred to the Planning and Placement Team (PPT).  Parents will be notified of the referral in writing and invited to a PPT meeting to discuss school and parent concerns.  Evaluations may be planned at this meeting.


For any further information, please contact Allyson O’Hara at (860)868-6100 or