Child Find

Child Find for Special Education Screening by FISD

The Friendswood Independent School District conducts screenings for preschool children ages 3 through 5 suspected of having a disability. If you suspect your child has a disability please schedule a screening by contacting Westwood Elementary at 281-482-3341.

The District also has programs serving older students with disabilities. If you suspect your child has a disability, contact your child’s school counselor or Karen Deshotel, Executive Director of Special Programs at 281-482-0687. If there is evidence a disability may exist, the District will screen and perform student evaluations as needed. Home-schooled students who live within the district or students who attend a private school within the boundaries of FISD are eligible for screening and possible evaluation and may qualify for educational services provided by the District.

FISD Child Find for Section 504, Dyslexia, ESL and Gifted Programs

The Friendswood Independent School District conducts screenings for children living within the FISD boundaries who are suspected of having a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The District also conducts screenings and provides services to students who meet eligibility criteria for the following programs: English as a Second Language (ESL), dyslexia, and gifted. For information on this Child Find, please contact FISD Executive Director of Special Programs, Karen Deshotel at 281-482-0687 or Assistant Superintendent Lynn Hopbratschk at 281-482-1267.