Williamson County, in compliance with federal and state law, performs a countywide child find for preschool-aged children and school-aged children.
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 throughout the school year and serve preschool age children. The other kind of screening is only for school age 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 TEIS at (615) 904-3636.
- If your child is between the ages of 3-5 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 RTI2process.
- If your child is home schooled or attending a private school in the geographic region of the Williamson County Schools, then call Kim Palmer, at (615) 472-4132, Student Support Services.
The federal law of IDEIA (Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004) 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.