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 21. The Shelby County Board of Education is presently conducting
its annual Child Find Project. The project is an attempt to locate all children with
disabilities in Shelby County from birth through twenty-one years of age. If you are
aware of a child in Shelby County with a disability or a suspected disability, please
contact Susan Clark with the Shelby County Board of Education at 682-5850 or
firstname.lastname@example.org concerning available services.
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 21.
Why is Child Find Important?
It helps the child, the family, and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families
to these services.