Governor Lee Signs Executive Order Transferring Tennessee Early Intervention System
Monday, December 2, 2019
Monday Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order transferring the Tennessee Early Intervention System from the Tennessee Department of Education to the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to better align services for children with disabilities.
TEIS is a voluntary educational program for infants and toddlers with disabilities that supports families through child development resources. The program encourages optimal development through community and family activities.
“This program is vital to the growth and development of children with disabilities,” said Governor Lee.
“We look forward to better serving TEIS families and ensuring Tennessee is a place where people of all abilities thrive.”
Since taking office in January, this is the 10th executive order signed by Governor Lee.