Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Early Identification

Topic Editor: Evelyn Shaw

Most recent additions to this page:

  • Eligibility Determinations for Children with a visual impairment (May 2017). This memorandum policy letter from OSEP provides additional guidance to assist states with supporting their local education agencies in reaching appropriate eligibility determinations for children with a visual impairment disability, including blindness. Links to resources are included to help states examine their procedures that relate to the identification and evaluation of children with this disability.

Overview to Early Identification and Child Find

Part C Eligibility

Public Awareness and Referral

Early Identification of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young Children with Disabilities

Screening, Evaluation and Assessment


Evaluation and Assessment

State Guidance

Early Identification of Specific Disabilities and Children At-Risk

Child Abuse Protection and Treatment Act or CAPTA)

  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

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  • UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute