Boston Public Schools must conduct Child Find activities for all students living or attending school in Boston (ages 3–21), regardless of whether students attend public or private schools or are home-schooled.
Child Find activities for privately enrolled students must be comparable to those conducted for students in public schools and must include all students who are privately educated, including those who are home-schooled, in the district. The district also must provide all private schools and students who are privately enrolled with information about how students can access publicly funded evaluations and specialized services.
While Boston Public Schools conducts screening activities, if you suspect or know that your student has a disability, you may visit BPS Welcome Services for an evaluation request. For more information about Welcome Services you may visit their website: bostonpublicschools.org/welcomecenters. You do not need to attend a screening date to request an evaluation.