The Role of Child Find:
- Assists in locating, identifying, and obtaining services for children who have disabilities or special needs.
- Uses the Children's Registry and Information System (CHRIS) for tracking and service coordination.
- Promotes public awareness of services for children and youth who have disabilities.
- Screens children and youth to determine if they need to be formally evaluated.
- Provides coordination, training, and support to assist service providers in evaluating children and youth.
Child Find Referrals
Child Find Contacts
Leigh Ann Moccia, Charlotte County
Celeste Preseault, Manatee County
Diane Cummings, Sarasota County
Helpful Parent Resources
- www.talaris.org: This website includes an interactive developmental timeline for children birth through five. A parent is able to explore the five areas of development: socio-emotional, cognitive, language, sensory and motor. It can also be navigated using age. A small library of one minute videos on child rearing is also available.
- www.bornlearning.org: This website is provided by Success by Six and United Way agencies to help caregivers and agencies provide quality early learning experiences for children. It outlines the five most important things a new parent can do, provides developmental milestones for children birth to five, and provides suggestions on turning every day experiences into learning opportunities for children.
- Early Steps: Early Steps serves Florida's infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months who have developmental delays or a condition that places them at risk for developmental delays.