Outreach and Engagement with Families

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires State Part C programs to locate, identify, and evaluate infants and toddlers who can benefit from early intervention services through a process known as child find. In effective child find systems, State agencies and referral sources within communities, such as physicians, other health care providers, and early childhood providers, work together and engage with families to locate and identify all children who may be eligible for IDEA Part C.