Special Education

  • Public Awareness And Child Find For Individuals With Disabilities

     Each school system in Tennessee has the responsibility of providing a free and appropriate public education for all certified children with disabilities between the ages of 3 through 21 years of age. This includes students who are gifted, whose needs cannot be met in the regular education program.

    Special education services are available in all schools in Fayetteville City Schools for children meeting the enrollment criteria. The Fayetteville City School System does not discriminate against students with disabilities. If you know of any individual who may have a disability and is not receiving special education services, please call (931) 433-5542.  Someone will be glad to talk with you about possible services.  Early detection and intervention are very important.

    If you think your child may have a disability, and your child is between birth and thirty-six months (age 0 to 3 years), please call Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) toll free number, 615-904-3636. This system will help families locate services for infants and toddlers with disabilities before the child reaches school age.



    Fayetteville City Schools Announces Child Find Efforts.  Fayetteville City Schools offer comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 years who have a hearing or visual impairment. Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law. Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, and general development. Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, intellectual disability, emotional disturbances, autism, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries. A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact Christine Tuten, Special Education Supervisor at 433-5542.


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    Christine Tuten

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