Child Find

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FDLRS Child Find, in coordination with the school districts, assists in locating children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services.

Child Find services help to promote general public awareness of programs and services available for young children who have, or are at risk of developing disabilities. Service coordination for diagnostic screening, training, and support may also provided.

For more information on FDLRS Child Find, contact one of our FDLRS Miccosukee Child Find Specialists, Mary Petrandis ( petrandism@leonschools.net) or Janie Register (registerj@leonschools.net or call  (850)561-6545.

Child Find Referrals

Free developmental, speech, language, hearing, and vision screenings are provided for children, ages 6 months - 5 years of age who are NOT currently enrolled in public school and reside in Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Taylor or Wakulla counties. If you would like to request a screening appointment, click on this link below:

 

Online Referral Form

For more information on Child Find services in your area, contact the Child Find Coordinator for the county in which you reside.

Gadsden: Janie Register 850-651-6545 

Jefferson: Janie Register 850-651-6545 

Leon: Brandie Taylor 850-922-2099

Taylor: Betsy Stephens 850-838-2536

Wakulla: DeeAnn Peeples 850-926-8111

*If your child is enrolled in public school, please contact the School Counselor for assistance.

 

The Child Find Process

This graphic shows the steps in the Child Find process.  

First page of the PDF file: ChildFindRoadMapBlank

 

These videos in English and Spanish explain the Child Find process.