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Help Us Locate Children with Disabilities

If you or someone you know suspects a child may have developmental delays or other learning related weaknesses,

please call our Special Education Department or the appropriate number listed below:

256-638-4131: DeKalb County Board of Education

1-800-392-8020: Ages 3-21

1-800 543-3098: (V/TDD) Birth through 2

1-800-548-2547: (voice only) Alabama Relay Service


Who can make a referral?

  • Parents

  • Developmental disabilities programs

  • Outpatient clinics

  • Well-baby clinics

  • Prenatal/postnatal facilities

  • Public health facilities

  • Hospital follow-up clinics

  • Child day care centers

  • Medicaid programs

  • Physicians

  • Home child day care programs

  • Hospitals

  • Pediatricians' offices

  • Head Start programs

  • Social service agencies

  • Community health services

  • Local educational agencies

  • Other health providers


What information is needed?


  • Child's name

  • Sex

  • Ethnic origin

  • Date of birth

  • Social Security number

  • Parent name

  • Language spoken by the family

  • Developmental concerns

  • Name of child's primary care physician

  • Whether the family has agreed to the referral