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What is Home Visiting?

Home visiting is the name used for Home- and Community-Based Early Intervention—a service provided to some families with children ages birth to three with special needs. This intervention, provided in the home or in another setting in the community, is based on collaborative consultation with "caregivers," including families, child care providers and other people who spend significant time with children with disabilities. With the help of an Early Interventionist, the adults in a child's life gain tools to help the child develop.

In 2010, Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) contracted with Siskin Children's Institute to provide home visiting services to approximately 200 families in the Southeast TEIS District counties of Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie. In the Southeast district, the state contracts with Signal Centers and the Grundy County public school system, too.

The home visiting program consists of a coordinator and 12 full-time
early interventionists, as well as the research team at Siskin Children's Institute.
Learn more about the people involved in home visiting.

Check out the Home- and Community-Based Early Intervention program brochure.

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Siskin Children's Institute seeks to affirm the dignity and worth of every person. It is, therefore, the policy of the Institute to practice and ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all constituents with respect to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political belief, socio-economic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. The Institute promotes the full realization of this policy through all organizational practices including admission and participation in programs and services.


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