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Early Intervention

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


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Early interventionists provide developmental therapy in the child’s natural environment such as in the home or childcare center. The goal of visits is to equip families and childcare providers with the skills they need to help their child with a developmental delay acquire skills for playing, communicating, and learning. Their early interventionists have education-related degrees from an accredited college or university. Easterseals also has locations in Brentwood, TN, Lexington, TN and Lebanon, TN. 

Ages served: Birth to 3 years old
Web address:
Location: 55 25th St. NW Suite 210  
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (615) 444-0597 Ext. 432

Family Forward is a program for parents in the Chattanooga region that provide early support services and come to families homes. They provide parent education, community building, assessment support, parent coaching, and more..

Web address

Ages Served: expectant mothers, young fathers, and children from pre-birth to 3 years old

Location: 109 N Germantown Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Phone: (423) 698-8528

Referral Form

Contact TEIS first for referrals from your school system or other service providers for assessments and other resources.

Web address

Location: 3074 Hickory Valley Road Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 498-7113

Home Visitors provide emotional support, offer guidance about child development, point families to other community resources, and ensure child and family goals are met. Through visits with an Early Interventionist, the family receives information, support, guidance and consultation about improving the child’s quality of life and the family’s
The program provides services for children ages 0 – 3 years old in the counties of Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie.

WebsiteTEIS Early Intervention Program in Chattanooga (
Location: 1101 Carter Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 648-1761

Nurturing Parenting is a concentrated, 8-12 week evidence-based program for parents with children twelve and under. They provide services directly to families in their homes over an extended period of time. The program focuses on fostering nurturing, protective adult behaviors and safe environments for children in order to promote healthy coping skills and resiliency in children.  Their staff is teaching parents how to foster loving relationships and build nurturing homes for their children. Through both programs, they're laying the foundation for healthy physical, cognitive and emotional development. They are located throughout Tennessee including Nashville, Chattanooga, and East TN.


Referral Form:
Phone:  (423) 643-7600 

A voluntary education program for families with children ages birth through two years of age with disabilities or developmental delays. If your child is 3 or under they may be able to set up an assessment for your county.

WebsiteTEIS (

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