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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. In December 2019, Governor Lee signed Executive Order No. 10 repositioning TEIS from the Department of Education to the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). This transition was made effective July 1, 2020.

DIDD has been working closely with TDOE to ensure this transition will occur with no disruption to providers, and most importantly no change or disruption to services and supports received by children and families. More information about the transition and how it will occur can be found in Executive Order No. 10, issued by Governor Lee.

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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