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ERIC Number: ED500376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Guide to Services for Children, from Birth to Three Years of Age, with Special Needs
Tennessee Department of Education
This booklet introduces parents to "Tennessee's Early Intervention System" (TEIS). This system is funded through the Tennessee Department of Education. Through TEIS parents can get answers about their baby's growth and development and find the special services their child may need. Parents can also use this system to determine which other services their child may be eligible to receive, including Children's Special Services (CSS) through the Tennessee Department of Health, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits through the Social Security Administration office, and many others. The booklet guides parents through the process, including referral, intake meeting, coordination of services, screening, eligibility evaluation, assessment for programming, family needs assessment, writing an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), knowing the child's and family's legal rights, and transitioning as a part of early intervention. The booklet also includes a medical information card and a TEIS map with useful telephone numbers and addresses.
Tennessee Department of Education. Andrew Johnson Tower 6th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0375. Tel: 615-741-2731; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee