BabyNet - Early Childhood Birth to 5

What if a child is 3 years or older and still needs services?

If a child is 3 or older, and the child has a suspected disability, or developmental delay, the child can be referred to a Child Find program. Child Find primarily evaluates students ages 2 ½ to 5 years old, however students may be evaluated to determine if they qualify for special education and related services at any age.

Children may be referred by parents, medical personnel, social workers, school employees or others with whom they have direct contact. School districts are responsible for evaluating any student that lives in their district and is suspected of having a disability, whether or not they are attending a school program within their district.

Note: A child can receive services from both a NMFIT program and an outpatient therapy provider.

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Tip sheet with contact Child Find sites that evaluate children.