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