Education Resources for Special Needs Children

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TN Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia
200 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro
MTSU Box 397
494-8880 •
Assist K – 12 students with dyslexia, their teachers and their families. Services are free or at very low cost to all Tennessee residents. They also create public awareness about dyslexia, offer assessments for dyslexia, consultation services for parents and school personnel, and professional development opportunities for schools. An online course is also available.

First Steps
690-3091 •
Educates and cares for children with special needs and medical needs alongside their typically developing peers in inclusive environments and support for their families.

Voice/TTY • 248-8828
Video • 290-5147
Provides after-school programs in Nashville for children in grades 1 – 12 who are deaf or hard of hearing, including tutoring and life-skills training. Offers support, counseling and preventative services for the hard of hearing. Offers summer camps for children 8 – 18 who are deaf, hard of hearing and hearing. Offers classes to the community in Speechreading, American Sign Language and Baby Signs.

High Hopes Preschool
and Pediatric Therapy Clinic
1647 Mallory Lane
Ste. 103, Brentwood
661-5437 •
Year-round preschool for ages 6 weeks to pre-k. Pediatric therapy clinic has a strength-training gym, one sensory gym, private therapy rooms and an orthotic room to provide occupational, physical, speech, listening, feeding and music therapies for ages birth – 21 years.

KidLink Treatment Services
Specialized development of IEPs for children with autism, ADD, ADHD, emotional disorders and learning disabilities.

Kids on the Block
279-0058 •
An educational program for grades K – 6 utilizing puppetry to teach children health and disability information.

Project HELP
898-2458 •
Early intervention for ages birth to 3 years who have disabilities or developmental delays.

Prospect Child Development
444-0597 •
Early intervention program for families with children ages birth to 3 years with developmental delays in the Wilson County area.

Regional Intervention Program (RIP)
Franklin • 849-5236
Gallatin • 451-9618
Murfreesboro • 890-4622
Nashville • 963-1177
Program for families with preschoolers who are having difficulties in behavior and/or development. Also offers parenting classes.

Susan Gray School for Children
Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
230 Appleton Place, Nashville
A nationally recognized school for children with developmental delays or who are at risk. The year round early intervention and inclusive preschool programs serve ages birth – kindergarten with and without developmental disabilities.

Tennesee’s Early Intervention
Services (TEIS) • 800-852-7157
A voluntary educational program for families with children birth through 2 years with disabilities or developmental delays.

Tennessee School for the Blind
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville
231-7300 •
A state-run K – 12 school for the blind and visually impaired.

VSA Arts Tennessee
826-5252 •
Enriching the lives of people with disabilities through the arts. Offers camps, awards programs, exhibitions, training and resources.

794-7955 •
A United Way early intervention program for children from birth to age 3 with developmental delays in Williamson County.

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