What is Project Child Find?
An effort coordinated by your local school system and the State Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division, to locate and identify children and youth ages birth through 21 with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services. Its mission is also to inform parents and/or guardians of the services available from their local school system and other state and community agencies.
Who are the Children?
Children and youth who have been diagnosed or are suspected to have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from a regular school program without special assistance.
If you know of a child or youth with disabilities who is not in school or receiving special assistance, you can help by encouraging the parent or guardian to contact the Director of Exceptional Children Services, Melanie Hester (336) 599-2191 or the Division of Exceptional Children at the Department of Public Instruction (919) 807-3969.
For more information regarding Project Child Find, please visit
Child Find Brochure