Child Find

Last Updated: 12/17/2019 8:01 PM

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Help Locate Children with Disabilities 

What is Child Find?
Childfind is a statewide effort by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilitis from birth to age 21.

How does Childfind 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 areas:

  • Hearing Impairment
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Emotional Disability
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disabilites
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmental Delay

For more information about Child Find, contact your local school systems, local coordinating council, or
call (334)419-2544 for Ages 3-21 / 1-800-543-3098 for Birth through age 2.