Child Find

Do you know a child with special needs?

We want to be sure that every child who has a disability receives the help he or she needs. We want to be sure that no child is overlooked.

Everyone in the community who is concerned with the welfare of children may participate in the Child Find process.

The Child Find office accepts referrals and screens children who may have a disability. The child is then referred to an appropriate educational facility for evaluation or services. This assessment is provided at no cost to the parent.

A referral to Child Find may be made by a parent or by any person concerned about a child. Parent involvement and agreement is obtained prior to any further action. Information is confidential and the privacy of children and parents is protected.

If you know of a child who has one or more of the following disabilities (or you suspect a child has a disability) please let us know. We’re here to help.

  • autism
  • blindness or vision impairment
  • deafness or hearing impairment
  • intellectual disability
  • developmental disability
  • learning disability
  • physical or orthopedic disability
  • speech/language difficulty

For more information, or to refer a child, please call the Child Find office at (559) 730-2910 ext. 5125 or your local school. Child Find is located in the Tulare County Office of Education at 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia.

Child Find Referral Form