CHILD FIND POLICY FOR LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION – Brimestone Academy Inc.
Minister, Basic, Higher and Technical Education, BARMM
Bureau and Service Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned
- In adherence to the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10533) Section 8, Inclusiveness of Enhanced Basic Education designed to address the physical, intellectual, psychosocial, and cultural needs of learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) adopts the enclosed Child Find Policy for Learners with Disabilities (LWDs) Towards Inclusive e Education.
- This policy articulates the processes in ensuring that learners with disabilities are identified, located, and evaluated to facilitate their inclusion in the general basic education school system; provides means for the schools to monitor implementation of the Child Find Process; and promotes cooperative advocacy for children with disability and developmental delays among stakeholders in the communities.
- This policy provides guidelines for DepEd personnel, and teachers in the implementation of a comprehensive Child Find. This covers children, above the age of five, diagnosed with disabilities or observed to have developmental delays requiring special education and related services in public and private schools offering basic education, including those in the Alternative Learning System, the Muslim Education Program, Indigenous Peoples Education, community learning centers and Out of School Children/Out of School Youth.
- This new DepEd Order (DO) modifies DO 72, s. 2009 (Inclusive Education as Strategy for Increasing Participation Rate of Children); DO 03, s. 2018 (Basic Education Enrollment Policy); DO 027, 2019 (Guidelines on the Yearly Collection of Data/Information Requirements and Validation Processes) and other issuances accordingly.
- This Order shall take effect immediately upon its publication in the DepEd website and upon filing with the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR) at the University of the Philippines (UP) Law Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
- For more information, please contact the Bureau of Learning Delivery Student Inclusion Division, 4th Floor, Bonifacio Building Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at email@example.com or at telephone number (02) 8637-4346.
- Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
(Source: DepEd Order 23 s 2022, click here)