Getting Started with Special Education
The Mississippi Bend AEA serves students from birth to the age of 21. The eligibility requirements for children to receive services differ depending on the age of the child. In all cases, however, services are free and are based on eligibility and need. If you have concerns about the development or learning of your child they may be in need of AEA services, who you contact at Mississippi Bend AEA depends on the child/student's age.
Children Birth-5 years
If your child is between the ages of birth to 5 years, and you have concerns about his/her development, please see our Early ACCESS / Early Childhood page to find out more information.
Students 5-21 years
When there are concerns about a student ages 5-21 years a parent may request an evaluation which would initiate The Child Find process. You can find more information about Child Find and IEP services at the following links: