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Child Find
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Do you know a child with special needs?

Child Find We want to be sure that every child who has a disability receives the help he or she needs. We want to be sure that no child is overlooked.

Everyone in the community who is concerned with the welfare of children may participate in the Child Find process.

The Child Find office accepts referrals and screens children who may have a disability. The child is then referred to an appropriate educational facility for evaluation or services. This assessment is provided at no cost to the parent.

A referral to Child Find may be made by a parent or by any person concerned about a child. Parent involvement and agreement is obtained prior to any further action. Information is confidential and the privacy of children and parents is protected.

If you know of a child who has one or more of the following disabilities (or you suspect a child has a disability) please let us know. We’re here to help.
  • autism
  • blindness or vision impairment
  • deafness or hearing impairment
  • developmental disability (mental retardation)
  • learning disability
  • physical or orthopedic disability
  • speech/language difficulty
For more information, or to let us know about a child, please call the Child Find Program at (559) 730-2910 Ext.5141 or your local school. The program is located in the Tulare County Office of Education at 2637 West Burrel Avenue, Visalia.


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Tulare County Office of Education
Special Services Division
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

Tammy Bradford, Assistant Superintendent
(559) 730-2910 • fax: (559) 730-2511



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 737-4378

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