Child Find for Young Children with Disabilities
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States and jurisdictions must actively identify, locate and evaluate children birth to twenty one who may have disabilities or suspected to have disabilities as early as possible. This process is known as child find. There are federal requirements for child find across Part C and Part B, Section 619.
States, jurisdictions, families, and other referral sources will find information about federal requirements under IDEA, information and resources on public awareness and developmental monitoring, effective screening and evaluation and assessment processes (including performing these services remotely. Additional tools for improving child find are also provided.
Readers will also find useful information on cultural and linguistic diversity, and information on specific disability populations (including child maltreatment and substance abuse).
OSEP Fast Facts: IDEA Section 618 Data Collected on Children with Disabilities Served under IDEA, During the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic
On July 12, 2020 OSEP issued these two Fast Facts, presenting data collected on children with disabilities served under IDEA Section 618 during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data on Part C and Part B are included.