City, county schools conducting Child Find

Oneonta City and Blount County school systems are conducting Child Find campaigns in their districts in an attempt to identify children ages birth through 21 who have disabilities. Referrals may be made by parents, child-care providers, social service agencies, and others interested.

“Both systems ensure that all children in our districts have access to resources and agencies that can help them develop to their maximum potential,” say special education coordinators Phyllis Shirley, Oneonta City, and Becky Brothers, Blount County.

To make a referral or to ask questions about Child Find or Special Education, phone one of the following numbers: For schools within the Oneonta city limits, phone Phyllis Shirley between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 625-5812. For schools outside Oneonta, within Blount County, phone Becky Brothers between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 625-4102.