Special Education

Alyssia Harper, Special Education Supervisor

aharper@sequatchie.k12.tn.us

Mrs. Harper

Christie Kilgore, Special Education Secretary

ckilgore@sequatchie.k12.tn.us

Phone:  423-949-3617

Fax:  423-949-5257

 

 

 

Welcome to the Sequatchie County School's Department of Special Education. Our goal is that this site will provide you with information about our department, the services we provide, how to access those services, and links to resources in the community. We serve students with disabilities aged 3 through 21 based on the needs of each individual student. Contact the Sequatchie County Schools Department of Special Education for assistance with the identification and referral process for your student. Sequatchie County Schools provides a free appropriate public education for all our students is our main priority.

 Our purpose is to "promote educational services and programs for all Sequatchie County's children with special education needs that will enable them to lead productive and independent lives."

 Sequatchie County is a model school system for inclusionary practices throughout the State of Tennessee.

 

Sequatchie County Schools: CHILD FIND

All children grow and develop at different rates. A problem in one or two of the skill areas may not be serious, but it is important to be certain. The sooner the delay in development is discovered the sooner help can be offered. Screening is the first step in identifying children who may need special services.  

Are you  concerned with your child exhibiting any of the following characteristics: 

Sequatchie County Schools will provide free screenings to 
access skills in:

Slower Development

Body Coordination

Difficulty in seeing or hearing 

Self-help

Difficulty with moving

Knowledge/concepts/creativity

Long-term health problems

Speech/language 

Difficulty with speaking

Getting along with others 

Difficulty with getting along with others

Vision/hearing

Advanced academic talent

 

 
It is imperative that children receive the necessary assistance at the earliest possible date. Early intervention yields the most positive outcomes.

 

Who do I call if I am concerned?

Birth to Birth-2.5 years 

Call Tennessee's Early Intervention System at 423.434.4401 

2.5 to 5 3-21 years

Call Alyssia Harper, Supervisor of Special Education / Child Find Coordinator at 423-949-3617

 

 

Procedural Safeguards:

 To view the English version please click : http://tn.gov/education/topic/special-education-legal-services

To view the Spanish version please click: http://tn.gov/assets/entities/education/attachments/331816_notice_proc_safeguards_spanish.pdf

 

 Resources:

 Voluntary Pre-K for Tennessee

Tennessee's Early Intervention System

Information for Parents

Tennessee Division of Special Education

TREDS (Tennessee Project for Individuals with Combined Hearing and Vision Loss)

Individualized Education Account
 

 

 For more information, contact Alyssia Harper, Supervisor of Special Education, or Michael L. Swafford, Director of Sequatchie County Schools at 423-949-3617.

 

The school system does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or disability in the operation of its educational programs and activities, including employment services.

 

 State of Tennessee - Special Education Department Link:

-          State of Tennesse-Department of Education/Special Education Department

 

 

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