Child Find

Child Find refers to the Area Education Agencies’ (AEAs) responsibility to ensure that students who are eligible for special education services are identified, located, evaluated and provided with needed services. AEA staff members follow statewide procedures for Child Find. These procedures are documented in the statewide special education procedures which are part of the Iowa IDEA Information website.

If you are a parent and have concerns about your child’s development, see our Getting Started with Special Education page for more information on next steps.

In addition, please find more information, including videos, about Child Find:

Misunderstandings, Misinformation, and Miscommunication about the Child Find Process