Parents Resources


Early Steps

Here are a few centers in South Florida that offer early intervention services for children birth to 3 years of age, who have developmental delays or a condition that might lead to a developmental delay either in language or speech or in any other developmental area:

Gold Coast Early Steps

  • Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
    1401 South Federal Highway
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2619
    (754) 321-2204 - Referral Line - Child Find
    (954) 728-1083 - General Information

North Dade Early Steps

  • Mailman Center for Child Development
    1601 NW 12th Ave. Room 5013
    University Of Miami - Dept. of Pediatric
    Miami, FL 33136-1005
    (305) 243-6660
    (305) 243-3501 - Fax

Treasure Coast Early Steps

  • Child Development Center
    5325 Greenwood Avenue Ste. 201
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407-2452
    (561) 882-6426 - Referral Line
    (800) 879-4083
    (561) 881-2822 - Local

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Florida Diagnostics and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) - Child Find Services

The following centers in South Florida offer early intervention services for children 3 years of age or older:

Broward County

Miami-Dade County

  • FDLRS-South
    Main Campus
    5555 SW 93rd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33165
    (305) 274-3501 - Main Line
    (305) 598-7752 - Fax
    (800) 995-8771 - (TTY/VCO) Florida Relay Service
  • FDLRS-North Satellite
    Horace Mann Middle School 9-PAC
    8950 NW 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33150
    (305) 754-4081 - Main Line
    (305) 754-4875 - Fax

Palm Beach County

If you would like to refer your preschool-aged child to FDLRS/ALPHA in Palm Beach County, call one of the referral lines at:

  • (561) 434-7337 (Boynton Beach north to Jupiter, and Wellington/RPB/Loxahatchee area)
  • (800) 734-9707 (Delray Beach, Boca Raton and the Glades area)

The first physical contact parents have with Child Find staff is at a screening appointment in one of their area offices (depending on where the family lives). Please contact a referral line in order to schedule an appointment at a particular center.


Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton Campus

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