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Information for Parents

Early intervention is crucial for providing a good education to children with special needs. TEIS helps families with disabled or developmentally delayed children connect to the supports and services they need. Learn more from the following brochures:

Make a Referral to TEIS

You may make a referral to TEIS by calling 1-800-852-7157, by contacting Robin Crutcher at (615) 253-2589, or by emailing  If emailing, please write "referral" in the subject line.

Please provide your name, contact information, child's name, date of birth, county the child lives in, parent information (if someone other than the parent calls) and the developmental concern when making a referral.  A service coordinator will make several attempts to contact the parent within five days of the referral by phone and by mail.

TEIS Questions & Answers
Tennessee Early Intervention System: Early Childhood Outcomes
Growing Together...Little by Little
Rights of Infants & Toddlers
Developmental Therapy


Information from the child’s doctor as well as the results of a developmental test will determine if a child meets the eligibility criteria in Tennessee. Read more about eligibility requirements.

How Much Does TEIS Cost?

Tennessee has a system of payment process in place to ensure that supports and services are provided in a way that will not create a financial hardship for families. Read more about the TEIS system of payment.

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