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Children's Services Network

 The Children's Services Network (CSN) was formed to create an opportunity for all of us working with children, teens and families to connect with others who provide mental health services. Founded in 2007, CSN is a non-profit affiliate of the Arizona Psychological Association

Helpful Terminology

What is Child Find?

Child Find requires all school districts TO identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This obligation to identify all children who may need special education services exists even if the school is not providing special education services to the child.

What is a FAPE?

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is an educational right of All children in the United States that is guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

What is an IEP?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement of the educational program designed to meet a child's individual needs. Every child who receives special education services must have an IEP.

What does IDEA stand for?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a four-part (A-D) piece of American legislation that ensures students with a disability are provided with Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that is tailored to their individual needs.

Sample Letters

Below are some downloadable sample letters for your situational needs.

Sample Letter Request for Records (docx)

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Sample Letter to Request a Meeting (docx)

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Sample letter for Evaluation Request (docx)

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