Finding Children with Special Needs
Kenosha Unified School District is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as Child Find.
Upon request, the Kenosha Unified School District is required to evaluate children ages 3 to 21 for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.
Kenosha Unified School District is also responsible for screening and evaluation of preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) living within its boundaries that are not yet enrolled in school. Evaluation services are provided at no cost by the Kenosha Unified School District.
If you suspect a child has a disability, please contact the appropriate person(s) listed below:
- Children ages 3 to 5 not yet enrolled in school:
Early Childhood Special Education Diagnostics and Speech and Language Diagnostics at (262) 359-7683
- School Aged Children: Child’s teacher, building principal or the Department of Special Education
- Private or Parochial School: Building administrator
Head Start/Early Childhood Support Staff
Early Childhood/Elementary Program Support
firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 262.359.7735
MaryKay Madisen MS, SLP
Program Support – Speech/Language Therapy
email@example.com | P: 262.359.7696
Carol J Rawlinko
firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 262.359.7494
Early Childhood Special Education Diagnostician
email@example.com | P: 262.359.7683
firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 262.359.7497
Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Staff
Early Childhood Special Education Itinerant Teacher
email@example.com | P: 262-359-6007
EC Special Education Itinerant Teacher (Early Education/4K)
firstname.lastname@example.org I P: 262.359.6007
Julie Prewitz-Bending, M.S., CCC/SLP-L
Speech & Language Itinerant
Chavez Speech Therapist
Carolyn Bertog, M.S. CCC Sp/lang.
email@example.com I P: 262.359.7725