Child Find/Early Childhood Special Education Programs

  • For Children With Special Needs

    Project Childfind includes a screening to identify any educational or physical needs that must be addressed to enable the child to fully benefit from an educational program. Children with disabilities protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may require special support services that can be provided through the Mat-Su School District.
    A Childfind team screens the child in areas of speech and language development, pre-academic skills, gross and fine motor skills, vision, hearing, social/emotional development, and general health.
    A child can receive the above screening by attending one of the scheduled Childfind sessions or by contacting one of the agencies listed on the following page.
    Anyone living within the Borough who has a concern about his or her child’s development is urged to take advantage of this service.
    Information regarding the Mat-Su School District’s procedures for evaluation and placement of students with disabilities may be obtained at any school in the Mat-Su Borough or at the Student Support Services office at 501 N. Gulkana, Palmer, Alaska 99645. To schedule a presentation about Project Childfind for your community organization, please call 907.746.9222. Project Childfind is being offered jointly by the Mat-Su Borough School District and the Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults, Inc.
    Calendar is available on the ChildFind homepage. Please call for an appointment. There is no charge for the Childfind screening. The child should wear or bring tennis shoes. 

Ages 3-21

  • For further information please call:

    Amber Fremin, Resource Specialist

    Student Support Services

    Mat-Su Borough School District

    501 N. Gulkana

    Palmer, Alaska 99645

    Phone: 907.761.4005

Birth to 3

  • For further information please call:

    Stephanie Tucker, Coordinator

    Infant Learning Program

    Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults

    5000 E. Shennum Drive

    Wasilla, Alaska 99654

    Phone:  907.352.1200


Special Needs

  • Some services available to children with special needs:


    Individualized Programs

    Special Classes

    Specially Trained Teachers

    Consultations with Professionals

Last Modified on February 22, 2024