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A recent OCR decision out of Wyoming is a reminder to school districts of their Child Find obligations—including during remote instruction. In Teton County School District, Wyoming, OCR found in favor of the school district who responded to a doctor’s note diagnosing anxiety and depression with immediate supports and initiating an evaluation. The case illustrates the perils of informal communication about disabilities but confirms that not every reference to a disability triggers the obligation to evaluate. In the Wyoming case, there were several red flags that unfolded for school personnel. First Red Flag: The parents requested “strict” confidentiality when disclosing to… Continue Reading OCR Decision Highlights Common Child Find Red Flags