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Referrals to TN's Early Intervention System (TEIS) can now be made online

Early intervention is crucial for providing a good education to children with special needs. Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) helps families with children who have disabilities or developmental delays connect to the supports and services they need.   

Make a Referral to TEIS

Please provide the following information:

  • your name and contact information,
  • the child’s name, date of birth, county the child lives in,
  • parent information (if someone other than the parent calls), and
  • the reason for referral or developmental concern.


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.

More Information for Parents

Learn more about TEIS services for families with children ages birth through two years of age with disabilities and developmental delays.

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