An Order Transferring the Tennessee Early Intervention System from the Department of Education to the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Tennessee

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Executive Orders

“WHEREAS, the Tennessee Early Intervention System (hereinafter "TEIS") is a voluntary educational program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families that is designed to support, facilitate, and encourage the child's development and participation in family and community activities, as well as assist families in encouraging and participating in the child's development…

Effective July 1,2020, the management and operation of TEIS shall be transferred from the Department of Education to the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which shall serve as the State lead agency under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act under 20 U.S.C. 1a35(a)(10). Notwithstanding this transfer, nine TEIS positions shall be maintained by the Department of Education to ensure implementation of IDEA's child find responsibilities and appropriate transitions for children and families into pre-K and K-12 educational settings…

As of July 1 ,2020, the Commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities shall control, manage, and oversee all aspects of TEIS, including statutory and regulatory functions.”

Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
Date Enacted: 
12/02/2019
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