The Expanding Horizons program offers early intervention services for children birth-2 years, with special needs in natural settings where children typically spend their day such as in the home or in the community. The purpose of the meeting is to spend time with the family, working with the caregiver on developmental goals and designated areas of concern communicated by the caregiver. Expanding Horizons staff and caregivers work together to implement the FGRBI (Family Guided Routines Based Intervention) model in order to guide the process of helping their child develop and grow. The FGRBI model is a coaching model where the Early Interventionist builds the caregiver's capacity. This will result in the caregiver having the ability to meet the child's goals independently by the time the child turns three (3).
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Early Intervention provides services at no cost to the families, if keeping it specific for Expanding Horizons.
Every state has a Part C program of children birth through two years of age and their families, under the Individual’s with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
In Tennessee, a child with an approved diagnosis or children whose test results show that they have a 25% delay in two developmental areas or a 40% in one area may be eligible for TEIS.
Expanding Horizons only receives referrals from the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) as they are the main point of entry for families.
TEIS (First District)- Greene, Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington, Johnson, Unicoi, Carter, Hamblen, Cocke, Hancock
Expanding Horizons currently has 10 early intervention specialists serving 200+ families in the First District.
For more information regarding Tennessee Early Intervention System click TEIS.