Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) under sec. 34 CFR §300.612. requires all states to have a comprehensive Child Find System that ensures that all children (Birth to 21) who are in need of early intervention or special education services are identified, located and evaluated. Section 115.85(1), (WI Stats.), is consistent with the federal law. Child Find ensures that children with disabilities have access to free, appropriate public education, including special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.
Child Find Annual Notice/Information
For more information, please visit:
Child Find Developmental Milestones (Resources for Parents)
Child Find Resources for Families
The first three years are the most important building blocks of your child’s future. While children learn at their own pace, sometimes parents notice delays in their child’s development. Pediatricians may also notice delays during regularly scheduled examinations. If there are concerns about your child’s development,
Dodge County’s Birth to 3 Program can:
Evaluate your child’s development through developmental screenings and evaluations.
Develop a plan for services based on your family and child’s strengths, concerns and needs. Services include child and family education, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy.
Provide information about additional community resources and link you to them. Provide service coordination.
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For more information, please visit Green Valley's website.
The links below can help families and educators learn how to start the process, for a child under the age of 4, in special education services.
Birth to 3 Program Website - The first three years are the most important building blocks of your child’s future. The Birth to 3 Program is a federally-mandated program (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act—IDEA) to support families of children with delays or disabilities under the age of three.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program - Promotes and maintains the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.
Newborn Screening Program - The Department of Health Services (DHS) Newborn Screening Program's (NBS) role is to help ensure that the program succeeds in screening, diagnosing, and treating all Wisconsin newborns for certain conditions.