Special Education

Child Find


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?

Child Find 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:

1.  Autism

2.  Deaf-Blindness

3.  Developmentally Delayed

4.  Emotional Disturbance

5.  Hearing Impairment

6.  Intellectual Disabilities

7.  Multiple Disabilities

8.  Orthopedic Impairment

9.  Other Health Impairment

10.  Specific Learning Disabilities

11.  Speech and Language Impairment

12.  Traumatic Brain Injury

13.  Visual Impairment


For More Information Contact

Dr. Renata Hollins, 334-548-2131  ext. 1200

Director of Federal Programs and Special Education