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IFSP

The Individualized Family Service Plan or IFSP is the contract or plan for families in the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS). In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 Project Help requires an IFSP. This document identifies each family's strengths, needs, interests, resources, and routines as they relate to the child's development. The IFSP states the goals, for the child and family, towards which everyone on the early intervention team will be working.

Each family coming to Project Help will have a TEIS Service Coordinator. The Service Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the development of the IFSP. This IFSP must be current with Project Help as listed and approved as a service provider. Project Help's services must be indicated as a necessary part of the child's developmental growth.

The teachers at Project Help write progress notes each day, that serve as companions to sections that include information such demographics, family history, and IFSPs, into a data system known as Tennessee Early Intervention Data System (TEIDS). Weekly or monthly conferences are held and documented with each family as well.

Project Help is a free of charge service for families of children with delays in Rutherford County.