What is Child Find?
Child find is a statewide effort by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to age 21.
How Does Child Find Work?
Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. A toll-free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from birth to age 21.
Why Is Child Find Important?
It helps the child, the family and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families to services for students meeting eligibility requirements in the following disability areas:
· Hearing Impairment
· Mental Retardation
· Multiple Disabilities
· Orthopedic Impairment
· Other Health Impairment
· Emotional Disturbance
· Speech and Language Impairment
· Visual Impairment
· Specific Learning Disabilities
· Traumatic Brain Injury
· Developmental Delay
Clarke County Board of Education
Special Education Department
Angie Jordan, Special Education Coordinator