Child Find

“Child Find” is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services. In Michigan, Child Find covers every child from birth through age 25. Schools must evaluate any child that it knows or suspects may have a disability. In Michigan, Child Find activities are coordinated by Early On (birth-age 3) and local school district Build Up Coordinators (ages 3-26).

Request for a Special Education Evaluation 

The Initial Special Education Evaluation Form is to refer individuals, 3 to 26, for possible special education services. If a student is currently enrolled in one of our 6 local districts, a special education evaluation can also be requested at their local district. When a referral is received, the parent or legal guardian will be contacted in order to discuss the referral and a possible evaluation for special education services. To place a referral for a child birth up to age 3, visit

The Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District  serves students and families living in the following local school districts: Big Rapids Public Schools, Chippewa Hills School District, Crossroads Charter Academy, Evart Public Schools, Morley Stanwood Community Schools, and Reed City Area Public Schools.

If you have any questions about special education services or referring your child, please contact the MOISD at 231-796-3543 or email us at



Child Find Resources