Tennessee Early Intervention System

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The Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) is a program that provides services to children ages birth up to age three who have disabilities or other developmental delays. The TEIS program is a critically important program to supporting young children and their families to reach their optimal development. 

 

Refer a child to TEIS

You may make a referral to TEIS by completing our online referral form or by calling (800) 852-7157. The referral form can also be found in the MyTN app, available on your app store.

 

Please be prepared to provide the child’s name, date of birth, county of residence, parent information (if someone other than the parent calls), and reason for referral.

TEIS District Offices

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Notice of Public Review

TEIS Extended Option Policy Statement and TEIS Extended Option Family Notification Document

Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) currently serves eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays from birth to age 3. Governor Bill Lee proposed extending TEIS to serve children past their 3rd birthday in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The Tennessee General Assembly approved the budget in April. If it is approved by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), families of children who are eligible for IDEA Part B services will have the choice to continue with TEIS services until the start of the school year following the child’s 4th birthday. This extension offers families an additional option to consider as they help their children develop and prepare for school.

The TEIS Extended Option Policy Statement and TEIS Extended Option Family Notification Document were posted on May 4th and will be available for viewing until June 10th.

Click the following link to review the TEIS Extended Option Policy Statement: https://bit.ly/37Y8o0c

Click the following link to review the TEIS Extended Option Family Notification Document: https://bit.ly/3P9zySz

We will hold two virtual public hearings to receive public comment. The information for the public hearings can be found below.

May 20, 2022
10 to 11 a.m. CST
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June 7, 2022
2 to 3 p.m. CST
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