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Division of Special Services


Tanya Shorter

Tanya Shorter, Special Education Supervisor

Phone: 318-574-4005 ext. 3643

Fax: 318-574-9290 


The mission of Special Services is based upon the conviction that all students can learn. This is based upon their exposure to curriculum and instruction that addresses the Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels. We recognize that learning is the result of a strong partnership of parents, teachers and the community, as students are challenged to become active participants in the quest for excellence.

Our goal is to ensure a safe, creative, stimulating and caring environment which promotes self-esteem, sound character, responsibility and respect for diversity. This will enable students to become knowledgeable, skillful, life-long learners who are contributing citizens in our changing society.

We expect the best from our students and will give no less of ourselves.


Child Find

Child Find



Child Find is a nation-wide effort to locate all children with disabilities, ages birth through twenty-one, who are not receiving educational services. Child Find is a part of Special Education in Louisiana schools. It is designed to identify, locate, and evaluate children who may be in need of special education services and are not currently enrolled in school.



Children ages 3 through 21, who may have a special need in one or more of the following areas:

  • Speech or Language
  • Vision or Hearing
  • Physical or Orthopedic Adaptation
  • Emotional Development
  • Social Development
  • Learning Development
  • Intellectual Development



If you know of any individuals who have disabilities, are between the ages of 3-21 years, and who are not receiving special educational services contact:

Tanya Neller-Shorter

 Special Services Office
(318) 574-4005


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