“Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21 who are in need of early interventions or special education services. “
Anyone can refer a child, birth through age 21, for the possibility of early intervention or special education services. The referral can come from a parent, foster parent, teacher, counselor, friend, relative, or the student him or herself. The screening and evaluation services are free.