Child Find

Purpose

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.

Links

Materials

ESC Region 13 provides the following materials free of cost to local education agencies within our region. If you have additional questions or need assistance please contact our Child Find team at child_find@esc13.txed.net.

Child Find Poster: Complete this form to create your Child Find poster. Once you submit the form, you will receive a PDF with the poster. Make sure to complete each item on the form exactly as you want it to appear on the poster as this system merges the information on form with the poster template. If you do not receive the poster PDF or have questions, please contact child_find@esc13.txed.net. If you would like ESC Region 13 to print the posters for you, please review and forward the PDF you receive to child_find@esc13.txed.net, indicating the number of posters needed. Once printed, we will coordinate pickup or delivery via mail

Contact Information

For more information please contact:

Lori Merrell

Education Specialist
512-919-5424
lori.merrell@esc13.txed.net