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Child Find

Comprehensive Child Find:

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Child Find is a process of continuous public awareness activities designed to locate, identify, and evaluate children who may require early intervention or special education services. The brochure is designed to answer frequently asked questions regarding the Child Find process.

Who can I call if I am concerned? 

If your child is an infant or toddler under the age of 2.5 years, then contact Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) at (901) 937-6738. If your child is between the ages of three and five and you are a resident of Collierville, call the Department of Exceptional Children at (901) 286-6381.

If your child is enrolled in a Collierville school, report your concerns to your child’s principal and the principal will talk with you about the next steps of the Response to Instruction and Intervention process.

If your child is home-schooled or attending a private school in the town of Collierville, and you are concerned about their academic or behavioral progress, call the Department of Exceptional Children at (901) 286-6381.

If you have additional questions, please contact the
Department of Exceptional Children
(901) 286-6381