Purpose of Child Find
All children with disabilities residing in the State, including children with disabilities who are homeless children or are wards of the State, and children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and a practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
How Do I Know if My Child is Eligible for Services?
If you suspect that your child needs additional educational support to achieve his or her educational potential, the Greene County School System strongly encourages you to contact us. The school system will provide a free screening and possible full evaluation of your child to determine any special needs and services for which your child might be eligible. The Greene County School System adheres to all Federal and State requirements as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the the State of Tennessee Special Education Eligibility Standards.
Greene County Child Find Initiative
The Greene County Child Find program identifies children between the ages of three and twenty-one with special education needs, including intellectual disabilities, speech/language impairments, other health impairments, blind, developmental delays, functional delays, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, physical impairments, autism, specific learning disabilities, serious emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, intellectually gifted, and traumatic brain injury. Educational needs are determined through parent interviews and child evaluations. Areas evaluated may include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing, speech and language, motor, cognitive, and adaptive development.
What Happens After the Evaluation?
Following the evaluation, if a child is determined to meet Tennessee State Eligibility Standards and be in need of special education services, an Individual Education Program (IEP) will be developed for the child and an appropriate program offered to meet the child's needs.
Possible Support Services After Evaluation
- Assistive Technology
- Audiological Services
- Behavioral Intervention
- Counseling Services
- Homebound Instruction
- Occupational Therapy
- Orientation & Mobility Services
- Physical Therapy
- Psychological Services
- School Health Services
- Speech/Language Therapy
- Vision Therapy
- Work-Based Learning
- 504 Accommodations
Who Do I Call for Information?
Contact the Special Education Supervisor or the Special Education Assistant Supervisor of the Greene County School System at (423) 639-4194 to refer your child for a screening or to obtain further information.