What if I think my child has special needs?

Children ages 0 to 3 years: Your child may be eligible for early intervention through Central Indiana First Steps. To make a referral, call (317) 257-2229 or visit their website at www.cibaby.com

Children ages 3 to 5 years: Call the Carmel Clay Schools Early Childhood Assessment Team (CECAT) at (317) 571-4616 or email Heather Nichols. Someone will speak to you regarding your concerns and help determine the appropriate type of referral. If you have concerns about your child’s development in several areas, we will help you begin the process for a comprehensive evaluation.

If your only concern about your child’s development is difficulty with producing speech sounds (articulation), we will help you with the process for initiating a speech evaluation referral.