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Welcome to the Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence Web site.

The major goal of TRACE is to identify and promote the use of evidence-based practices and models for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination for infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays or disabilities who are eligible for early intervention or preschool special education.

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Our Web site is designed specifically for early childhood intervention practitioners and other professionals who have responsibility for, and engage in, child find, referral, early identification, or eligibility determination activities and practices. The TRACE Web site includes materials and products for early childhood personnel working in Part C Early Intervention Programs and Part B(619) Preschool Special Education Programs authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

TRACE is a major initiative of the Center for Improving Community Linkages at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute. TRACE is a collaboration among the Puckett Institute (Asheville and Morganton, NC), the UCLID Center and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), the Institute for Family-Centered Care (Bethesda, MD), the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (Morganton, NC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (Chicago, IL), and the University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington, CT).