McMinn County Child Find Services

The McMinn County Child Find program identifies children ages three through twenty-one with disabilities requiring special education services.  These may include speech/language disabilities, developmental delays, autistic spectrum disorders, mental retardation, functional delays, physical/orthopedic impairments, health impairments, emotional disturbance, vision/hearing impairments, and high intellectual potential.  Educational needs are determined through parent interviews and child evaluations.  Areas evaluated may include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing, speech and language, motor, cognitive and adaptive development.
Following evaluation, if a child is determined to meet Tennessee State Eligibility Standards and to be in need of special educational services, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed for the child, and an appropriate program offered to meet the child’s education needs.

The McMinn County School System is committed to providing opportunities for all children to be successful during their educational program.  The School System provides information to parents and guardians concerning programs offered to assist children who have special needs.  An early intervention program may occur as early as 3 years of age with continuous intervention through age 21.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES? 

If you suspect that your child needs additional educational support to achieve his or her educational potential the McMinn County School System strongly encourages you to contact us.  The School System will provide a FREE screening and possible full evaluation of your child to determine any special needs and services for which your child might be eligible.  The McMinn County School System adheres to all Federal and State requirements as outlined in the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and the State of Tennessee Special Education Eligibility Standards.

 

Available Support Services 

  • Speech Therapy 
  • Language Therapy 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Behavior Intervention

2010-2011 Calendar

Contact Information

PHONE: 423-745-1612
FAX: 423-744-1641

216 N JACKSON
ATHENS TN 37303

Director of Schools

David Pierce

pierced@k12tn.net