Northwest AEA

Child Find

Child Find, the process by which students with disabilities are located, evaluated, and identified as needing special education services, is the responsibility of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies and is implemented consistently across the state through common standards and procedures.

These documents provide additional information about the adopted procedures, eligibility standards, and common misunderstandings, misinformation, and miscommunications encountered by parents and educators.



Jim Gorman
Director of Special Education
800/352-9040 Ext. 6011

AEA - Iowa Area Education Agencies. Partners in Education.
Administrative Office
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
P. 800-352-9040
F. 712-222-6123

It is the policy of Northwest Area Education Agency not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jerome Schaefer, Equity Coordinator, 1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106, 712-222-6114.

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