Child Find

What is Child Find?
Child Find is a statewide effort by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to 21. The Coffee County Board of Education is presently conducting its annual Child Find Project. The project is an attempt to locate all children with disabilities in Coffee County from birth through twenty-one years of age. If you are aware of a child in Coffee County with a disability or a suspected disability, please contact  CrosbyTami with the Coffee County Board of Education at 334-897-5016 or concerning available services.

 How Does Child Find Work?
Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents, and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. A toll free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from birth to 21.

 Why is Child Find Important?
It helps the child, the family, and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families to these services.

Disability Areas:

Hearing Impaired

Mental Retardation

Orthopedically Impaired

Emotional Disturbance

Visually Impaired


Developmentally Delayed


Multiple Disabilities

Other Health Impaired

Speech and Language Impaired

Specific Learning Disabilities

Traumatic Brain Injury


Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Coffee County School
System has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate, and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate
public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents
of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification,
evaluation, and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section
504 Coordinator, Mrs. Tami Crosby, by telephone at 334.897.5016, or via e-mail at, or via mail at 400 Reddoch Hill Road Elba, AL 36323

Contact Info
Tami Crosby
Special Education Coordinator
Coffee County Schools
400 Reddoch Hill Road
Elba, AL 36323