Child Find is an effort by the department to locate, identify and evaluate individuals from birth to age 21 who have disabilities or who are suspected of having disabilities.
This also applies to children who attend private and home schools, including those attending religious schools, regardless of the severity of their disability.
Anyone may call for referral information or to find out about available resources via the toll free Child Find number, 1-800-543-3098. People who use telecommunication devices may access Child Find by calling the Alabama Relay Center at 1-800-548-2547.
Referrals may be made any any time during the year by contacting the Child Find number 1-800-543-3098 or by contacting the board of education for the school district in which the child lives. Special education coordinators for the local school districts are Gayle E. Jones, Talladega County schools, 256-315-5100; Jennifer Rosato, Sylacauga city schools, 256-249-7012; or Ophelia Nash, Talladega city schools, 256-315-5600.