Child Find


The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age with disabilities and their possible need for special education and related services.

Child Find is a free referral and information service available through local education agencies and Education Service Center Region 13.

Children learn at different rates but some children have significant difficulty in one or more of the following areas: social interaction, play, speech and language, vision, hearing, attention, behavior, or coordinating movements. We’re here to help you access services to meet the unique learning needs of your child. If you are concerned that your child may be learning, playing or interacting differently from others, please call the special education department of your local education agency or ESC Region 13 staff listed below.



ESC Region 13 provides the following materials free of cost to local education agency within our region.  If you are a Region 13 school district or charter school in need of these materials, please contact Maria Daniel at

Child Find Post Cards. Send a simple reminder to a parent of their Child Find appointment.childfind postcard



child find posterChild Find Posters. Post throughout your community to raise awareness of child find, and you local child find contact.


Contact Information

For more information please contact:

Lori Merrell

Education Specialist

If you are a local education agency in ESC Region13 and are in need of materials for Child Find, please contact:

Maria Daniel

Program Assistant