Welcome to the Special Education Department
Providing the light for successful student learning



Our vision is to provide appropriate educational support for students with disabilities, whether direct or indirect, that promotes active involvement as productive members of their family, school and community.


Child Find

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that the Local Education Agency (Thomasville City Schools) locate and evaluate children, ages birth to 21, who are suspected of a disability and require early intervention or special education services.  Child Find is a process that includes activities to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services.

Who to contact for more information?

Preschool children: If you are aware of a preschooler, age 3 to 5, who has or may have a developmental disability; please call the Department of Special Education (229) 225-2600.

School age children and youth: If you know of a child who is enrolled in Thomasville City Schools, and suspect he/she needs special education services, please contact your child’s school and express your concern to your child's teacher or to the school administrator. If the child resides within the Thomasville City School District and attends private school or home school, please call the Special Education Department (229) 225-2600.