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Child Find


The McDuffie County School District participates in activities so that all children with suspected disabilities (regardless of the severity of their disability) who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located and evaluated.  This includes those students who are homeless, those who are wards of the State, and/or are attending private schools.  If eligible, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed to meet their unique learning needs.  To identify students in need of services, the McDuffie County School District collaborates with the Health Department, Headstart, daycare providers, local churches, physicians, families and Babies Can’t Wait (BCW).


Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia's statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers -- birth through age three -- with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. BCW is established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which guarantees all eligible children, regardless of their disability, access to services that will enhance their development.  Referrals from BCW are processed through a transition meeting. They are scheduled by the child’s BCW service coordinator with family and the school district 90 days prior to the child’s third birthday. If you know a child ages birth to three years old who may need access to services, please contact Babies Can't Wait.

Babies Can't Wait:

Babies Can't Wait Augusta office: 706-667-4329


Referrals for private school or home-schooled students, who are not enrolled in the McDuffie County School District, but who reside in the county or attend a private school located in McDuffie County, are processed through the Department of Student Support in cooperation with the Special Services Office.  To refer a private school or home school student, contact us at the number below.

McDuffie County Student Services Department: 706-986-4100


Many children are born with or acquire physical and/or mental conditions which adversely impact their normal growth and development. Many of these conditions can be helped if parents and others recognize the problem early and seek help. Anyone can help us identify children with special needs, including parents, foster parents, grandparents, teachers, doctors, nurses, counselors, social workers, day care providers, and community members. If you know of a child in McDuffie County from birth through age 21 who may have special needs, please let us know so we can get them the help they need to enjoy a brighter future. Call the McDuffie County School District Special Services Department at 706-986-4100.  For further information, please review the attached Child Find brochure.


*Refer to State Board Rule Child Find 160-4-7-.03 -