Child Find

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Click the "Refer My Child" button to the right to complete an online referral.  This link is a "one-stop-shop" for referrals from any source...families, physicians, daycare centers,  therapists, community agencies, etc.  

Alternately, a printable referral form link is also available. 

Printable Child Find Referral Form

*For security reasons, the PRINTABLE form cannot be returned via email. 

Please return printed forms to the FDLRS Emerald Coast office by:

faxing to (850) 469-5574


mailing to FDLRS Emerald Coast, 30 E. Texar Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503.

Are you concerned about a child  who may need special education services?      
  • You may complete and return one of the forms above [either the online form OR the printable referral form] to be contacted for a screening appointment.
  • For additional questions please call (850) 469-5423 or 1-888-445-9662.   
  • Contacts to discuss needs and schedule a screening appointment are generally made within three business days.
  • Free developmental, speech, language, hearing, and vision screenings are provided for children, ages 3-21, who are NOT currently enrolled in public school.  
  • Child Find screenings are done in Pensacola, Milton, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, FL. 
  • For students already enrolled in public school, please contact the Guidance Counselor  at the child's school for assistance.
  • For children ages birth to 36 months, please contact the Early Steps Intervention Program.  Early Steps at Sacred Heart serves Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties.