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After the child turns 3 years old, referrals are made to Child Find.
Click here for to view the comprehensive and interactive Colorado Referral Algorithm for Children Ages 3-5.
Child Find is the program component of the Individual with Disabilities Eduation Act (IDEA) thta requires school districts to locate, identify and evaluate all children from birth to twenty-one years of age, who may have a disability and are eligibly for early intervention services under either Part C (children from birth up until their third birthday) and special education or related services (ages 3 - 21).
Child Find is referred to in both Parts C and B of IDEA, and means the methods and procedures used to indentify and locate infants, toddlers and preschoolers who currently or potentially are in need of Part C early intervention or Part B preschool special education (as well as for children who are already attending school through age 21). In Colorado, 2007 legistlatin defines how the Part C and the Part B systems will collaborate to carry out the requirement for children from birth up until their third birthday.
ABCD is available to assist you every step of the way. Please contact the ABCD team for assistance with the referral process.
Standardized Developmental Screening results should always be shared with the child’s pediatric health care provider.