Child Find


    Child at play
    Child Find assists parents and schools in the early identification of children who are at risk of developing special or unique needs and who are not being served in a public school. These children, ages ranging from birth through 21– with an emphasis on birth to five, may be eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services.

    FDLRS Gulfcoast, in cooperation with county school districts and county public health departments, sponsor a free Child Find Preschool Screening program. Children ages 3 to 5 years, not currently enrolled in a public school, are eligible to participate in the screening program. The child's parent/guardian must accompany any child participating in a screening.

    Preschoolers are screened in the areas of motor, pre-academics, speech/language, behavior/social skills, vision and hearing. The screening takes approximately one hour. After the child is screened, a member of the screening team meets with the parents to review the screening results and to make any recommendations.

    Please click the "Contact Us" link on the left for the names and contact information of the Child Find Specialists in your county.

    If you would like one of our Child Find Specialists to contact you please click the link below and provide the requested information.

    Si desea que uno de nuestros especialistas de Child Find se ponga en contacto con usted, haga clic en el enlace de abajo y proporcione la información solicitada.


  • FDLRS Gulfcoast - 2929 County Rd. 193 - Clearwater, FL  33759 - (727) 793-2723

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    FDLRS is funded by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B funds and state funds.