How Does Child Find Work?


Child Find is a referral system where information is gathered, reviewed and screened to determine if a child has a disability.  If the information suggests that the child has a disability, specific assessments will be scheduled and an IEP will be developed that outlines the special education and related services that will be provided.  

Referral Form

Who Can Refer a Child?


In most cases, a parent or guardian contacts Child Find. Sometimes referrals are received from advocates or attorneys representing a parent or by staff members from the Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Services, or other state agencies.

Referral Form

Does it work for all children


Child Find services are available for

  • 3- to 21-year-olds who are not enrolled in school
  • 3- to 21-year-olds who are enrolled in public, private, or parochial schools
  • 3- and 4-year-olds with an Individual Family Service Plan under the Family Choice option who are transitioning to an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Referral Form

how to contact child find


For children ages 3 to 21, please call 443-984-1011. For children younger than 3, call the Infants and Toddlers Program at 410-396-1666.

Referral Form

parent survey

How are we doing? We are always interested in improving the quality of our school. Feel free to complete this short 5 question survey.  We would love to hear from you!