Serving Children with Disabilities: Child Find

Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners provides Child Find information.

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services.

Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of an Early Intervention Program (Part C) or Early Childhood Special Education services (Part B) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Child Find Overview: from the US Office of Special Education Programs. Offers a description of a comprehensive Child Find System.

Birth to 3: Part C

Legal Requirements: Part B

Resources for Ages 3-5: Part B

Training Materials for LEAs

Powerpoint for LEA's (pdf)

Handouts for use with LEA Child Find powerpoint:

Powerpoint for Community Presentation

Public Awareness


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Tool Box of Ideas – Child Find Practices/Activities
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Homeless & Child Find