FDLRS Suncoast
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System

The Role of Child Find is the Following: 

  • Assists in locating, identifying, and obtaining services for children who have disabilites or special needs.
  • Uses the CHRIS (Children's Registry and Information System) for tracking and service coordination.
  • Promotes public awareness of services for children and youth who have disabilites.
  • Screens children and youth to determine if they need to be formally evaluated.
  • Provides coordination, training, and support to assist service providers in evaluating children and youth.


Childfind Contacts:

  • Sarasota County: Diane Cummings 941-927-9000 ext. 31271, fax:941-927-4058
    • diane.cummings@sarasotacountyschools.net
  • Manatee County: Celeste Preseault 941-721-2300 ext. 2113, fax: 941-721-2308
    • presea2c@manateeschools.net
  • Charlotte County: Pamela Massey 941-255-0808 ext3008, fax: 941-255-7585
    • pamela.massey@yourcharlotteschools.net
       

Resources 

  • Child Find Brochure
    This pamphlet describes the developmental milestones from birth to 5 years.
  • www.zerotothree.org
    This website is loaded with information for parents on typical and atypical development, brain growth and function, and child rearing issues. It covers all areas of development and the index provided makes it user friendly.
  • www.talaris.org
    This website includes an interactive developmental timeline for children birth through five. A parent is able to explore the five areas of development---socio-emotional, cognitive, language, sensory and motor. It can also be navigated using age. If more information is needed on a topic, the parent simply clicks on the item. The final checklist can be printed from the computer. A small library of one minute videos on child rearing is also available.
  • www.firstsigns.org
    This website is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with delays. The site lists developmental milestones through the age of three and posts red flags warnings which might indicate a delay or disorder. A discussion of different disorders is included on the website.
  • www.bornlearning.org
    This website is provided by Success by Six and United Way agencies to help caregivers and agencies provide quality early learning experiences for children. It outlines the five most important things a new parent can do, provides developmental milestones for children birth to five, and provides suggestions on turning every day experiences into learning opportunities for children.
  • www.todobebe.com
    This site is written in Spanish and provides Spanish speaking families with information on a variety of topics.
  • Early Steps
    Early Steps serves Florida's infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months who have developmental delays or a condition that places them at risk for developmental delays.
  • First Steps
    A Guide for Parents of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities is available in downloadable chapters, in English and in Spanish.
  • www.AllAboutSarasotaKids.org.  This is a connection to all Sarasota has to offer parents and their you children.
  • Childfind Referral Form
    • Complete the form, fax or email it to your corresponding Childfind specialist above


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Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System

FDLRS Suncoast Project Manager
Tracey Cardenas
tracey.cardenas@sarasotacountyschools.net

Child Find Specialists
Cindy DeGilio, Charlotte County
cindy.degilio@yourcharlotteschools.net
Celeste Preseault, Manatee County
preseaultc@manateeschools.net
Diane Cummings, Sarasota County 
diane.cummings@sarasotacountyschools.net 

HRD Consultants/Parent Services/Technology Specialists
Dr. Donna Marquis-Cox, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties
donna.marquis-cox@sarasotacountyschools.net
Kim DeGenaro, Sarasota and Manatee Counties 
kim.degenaro@sarasotacountyschools.net
Pamela Massey, Charlotte Counties
pamela.massey@sarasotacountyschools.net
Sara Gaines, Manatee County
gainess@manateeschools.net

FDLRS/FIN Facilitator
Katie Kelly, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee Counties
katie.kelly@sarasotacountyschools.net

Saturday
6/24/2017 - All School and Districted Offices Closed

Tuesday
6/27/2017 - LGBTQIA Meeting

Saturday
7/1/2017 - All School and Districted Offices Closed

Monday
7/3/2017 - All School and Districted Offices Closed

Tuesday
7/4/2017 - All School and Districted Offices Closed

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