The Child Find Project is designed to identify children who may be in need of special education services and connect them with appropriate educational programs. Through the program, parents or friends who believe that a child may have a mental or physical disability can obtain assistance from the Tulare County Office of Education or their local school district.
Special education services and programs are available in Tulare County for children with disabilities from birth through 21 years of age. Services are available for children with disabilities in speech, sight or hearing, orthopedic or other health impairments, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder or behavior disorders, as well as those who are developmentally disabled.
The goal of the Child Find Project is to ensure that every child in Tulare County attends school and receives appropriate services. Child Find accepts referrals and screens children who may have a disability. The child is then referred to an appropriate educational program for evaluation and/or services. Assessments are provided at no cost to parents. Information is confidential and the privacy of children and parents is protected.
“The Child Find Project is an excellent way of notifying parents of exemplary services and compassionate people who are here to help children with disabilities,” said Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak.
Additional information regarding special education services and programs may be obtained by calling 730-2910, ext. 5120.