FDLRS/Heartland - Child Find

FDLRS Heartland Child Find Services, in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services.

Child Find services help to promote general public awareness of programs and services available for young children who have or are at risk of developing disabilities. Service coordination for diagnostic screening, placement, training, and support is also provided.

Child Find services offer FREE Developmental Screenings for 3, 4, and 5 year olds not enrolled in public school by appointment only. Monthly screenings are held in Arcadia, LaBelle, Clewiston, Moore Haven, Sebring, and Lake Placid. Vision, hearing, motor skills, concepts, speech, language, and social-personal skills are screened. Please call 1-800-316-7057 for more information or an appointment, or fax a referral to 863-531-0425. English and Spanish speaking staff are available to take the referrals and will be able to schedule appointments when the referral is made.

FDLRS Heartland Child Find Services support the following activities:


Child Find Informational Videos:

Child Find Flyer

The Road Through Child Find


FDLRS Referral Form

FDLRS Child Find Screening Form

Print and fax to 863-531-0425


FDLRS Heartland Child Find Specialists:

Rebecca Cox (863) 531-0444 x232 Email

Joyce Dean (863) 531-0444 x231 Email