Child Find

It is the responsibility of the North Adams Public Schools to identify any child who may have a disability who is either a resident of North Adams. This also includes students who are homeschooled or who attend a Private School.

The North Adams] Public Schools is also responsible for the evaluation of those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under Federal law, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or, Massachusetts State Law, 603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations). 

The North Adams Public Schools is also committed to identifying children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four year-olds with disabilities. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child's development and would like to have him/her screened, please call Thomas Simon, Director of Student Support services at 413-776-1670, option 2 to set up an appointment. 

If you suspect that your child may need an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services, and you are a resident of North Adams, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, through the North Adams Public Schools Student Support Services Office. Please contact us at the following:

Thomas Simon
Director of Student Support Services
10 Main Street, Second Floor
North Adams, MA 01247
(413)776-1670, option 2