School children

Child Find

Child Find refers to the responsibility of Iowa's Area Education Agencies 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.