Home & Community Based Early Intervention Services
Emory Valley Center provides in-home Early Intervention Services to children with a developmental delay. In-home early intervention services are available in a 16 county region for children and their families who qualify for Part C services through the Tennessee Early Intervention System.
- Anyone who has a concern about a child’s development, age birth through two, can call Tennessee’s Early Intervention System, and make a referral.
- Children qualify for services if they have a delay in one or more areas of development or a diagnosed condition.
- This is a voluntary education program through the Department of Education.
Emory Valley Center is contracted to provide services to 500 children in the East Tennessee Region covering 16 counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.
Emory Valley Center’s Early Interventionists:
- Work with the family in their home to promote their child’s development
- Support families by offering ideas they can implement every day into their lives to assist in their child’s development
- Aid families so that their children start school with minimal or no special education supports.
Emory Valley Center (EVC) is one of the Early Intervention (EI) programs across the state to partner with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC TRIAD). As part of the project, EVC Early Interventionists received training and are identifying children in the EI program in rural communities who may be on the spectrum, need an evaluation, and follow up assessment services.
For more information about our Early Intervention services, please contact:
Early Intervention Director, Anna McMillan 865-483-4385
Families should call the Knoxville Tennessee Early Intervention System office at 1-800-852-7157 to refer a child for a free developmental evaluation.