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home & community-based early intervention

Home visiting is the name used for Home & Community-Based Early Intervention (HCBEI), a service provided to families with children ages birth to three with special needs, eligible for services through Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS). 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 a developmental therapist, the adults in a child's life gain tools to help the child develop.

Watch our Q&A Video with Deidra Love, Director of the Home and Community-Based Early Intervention Program.


In 2010, 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. The HCBEI program has served more than 1300 families,  working with them weekly in their natural environments.

The home visiting program consists of a director and 12 full-time developmental therapists, as well as an Early Intervention Behavior Specialist. 

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

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.