Child Find is a search for all children with disabilities who are not receiving a free, appropriate public education. This applies to children between the ages of birth and 21 years of age, who have not yet graduated from high school. Western Heights Public Schools offers full educational opportunities for all students between the ages of 3 through 21.

Disability criteria include intellectual disabilities, hearing impairments including deafness, speech/language impairments, visual impairments including blindness, serious emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, deaf-blindness, multiple disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injury.

Child Find is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the federal special education law. The purpose of the law is to serve the education needs of children with disabilities.

If you suspect your child may have a disability or know of a child with a disability who is not receiving a free, appropriate public education, please contact the Director of Special Services at (405)- 261-6730 or email her at

 jill.b.hilst@westernheights.k12.ok.us. All education services are without cost to parents and students.