TRACE Framework

The major focus of TRACE is a better understanding of the methods and procedures that can be used by state and local early intervention and preschool special education programs for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices.

mom and child This is accomplished by conducting research syntheses of child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices and models; conducting extant database, process, and outcome studies of these practices and models; preparing practice guides and Tool Kits for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination; technical assistance to states and local programs; and the dissemination of information about evidence-based practices and models.

Achievement of the TRACE goal is accomplished using a model and set of operationally defined practices that make clear and explicit the intended and expected benefits of child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices.