Ensuring Education for Every Child
Williamson County, in compliance with federal and state law, performs a countywide Child Find.
Child Find uses screening to find students in both public school or private school located in the geographic region who may need special education services and supports.
There are two types of screening. The first is a general screening of preschool age children throughout the school year. These screenings are on-going and serve preschool-aged children. The other kind of screening is only for school-aged children. A child can be referred for screening by school personnel, the family and/or individuals in the county (physicians, child care providers, etc.) This should be done any time it is suspected that a child has a disability.
Children can be screened for the following areas:
- Communication Skills
- Social Skills
- Motor Skills
- Behavior/Adaptive Skills
- Academic and Pre-academic Readiness Skills/Development
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 615-904-3636.
If your child is between the ages of three and five and you are a resident of Williamson County Schools call Student Support Services at 615-472-4130.
If your child is enrolled in a Williamson County 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 geographic region of the Williamson County Schools, call Kim Palmer, at 615-472-4132, Student Support Services. The federal law of Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) requires each school district to spend a proportionate amount of federal allocation for services for students with special needs enrolled by parents in home school or private school each year.