Child Find

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

Jake Biehn, Early Childhood Elementary Program Support
jbiehn@kusd.edu, (262)359-7735

Rachel Allemand, Early Childhood Diagnostics
ralleman@kusd.edu, (262)359-7494

Julie Kilmer, Speech/Language Therapist
jkilmer@kusd.edu, (262)359-7497

MaryKay Madisen MS, SLP, Program Support – Speech/Language Therapy
mmadisen@kusd.edu, (262)359-7696

Kim Kurklis, Early Childhood Diagnostics
kkurklis@kusd.edu, (262)359-7683