Project CHILD FIND
Does your pre-school child have difficulty with one or more of the following?
- Toilet training
- Feeding himself/herself
- Getting along with others
Project CHILD FIND is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age.
In Addition, Project CHILD FIND develops and distributes information to the public about early intervention services and special education programs through New Jersey.
Project CHILD FIND's comprehensive efforts include:
- Assisting families of infants and toddlers, birth through two, concerned about their child's development by directing all requests regarding early intervention to the family's local Special Child Health Case Management Unit. If you need the number for your Special Child Health Case Management Unit, call: Project CHILD FIND at 1-800-322-8174
- Assisting families of preschoolers, three through five, concerned about their child's development by directing requests to their local school district.
- Helping families access community services through referral.
- Promoting community and public awareness of all children with disabilities by providing information.
- Assisting local school district boards of education to identify unserved children from age three through twenty-one who are in need of special education and related services.
Information through Project CHILD FIND may be obtained by calling the toll free number, 1-800-322-8174, which is in service 7 days a week, 24-hours a day. All calls received are confidential. For more information on the services provided by the Collingswood Child Study Team or to arrange for a screening for your child, call (856) 962-5702 ext 7011. The screening will involve a brief evaluation of your child’s development and an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns with the screening team.