Special Education

Welcome to the White County School's Department of Special Education. Our goal is that this site will provide you with information about our department, the services we provide, how to access those services, and links to resources in the community. We serve students with disabilities aged 3 through 21 based on the needs of each individual student. Contact White County School's Department of Special Education for assistance with the identification and referral process. Providing a free appropriate public education for students is our priority.


Logo saying Child Find
All children grow and develop at different rates. A problem in one or two of the skill areas may not be serious, but it is important to be certain. The sooner the delay in development is discovered, the sooner help can be offered. Screening is the first step in identifying children who may need special services.  Click here to see a brochure for White County School's Child Find.

Are you concerned with your child exhibiting any of the
following characteristics:
White County Schools will provide free screenings to
access skills in:
          Slow development
          Difficulty in seeing or hearing 
          Difficulty with moving
          Long-term health problems
          Difficulty with speaking
          Difficulty with getting along with others
          Advanced academic talent
          Body Coordination
          Getting along with others 

It is imperative that children receive the necessary assistance at the earliest possible date. Early intervention yields the most positive outcomes.

Who do I call if I am concerned?
Birth to 2.5 years  Call Tennessee's Early Intervention System at 931.528.1623
2.5 to 5 years Call Larry Thompson, Supervisor of Special Education / Child Find Coordinator at 931.836.2229 
5 years or older  Report your concerns to your child's principal. The principal will tell you what to do next. 
Procedural Safeguards
Resources Links
TREDS (Tennessee Project for Individuals with Combined Hearing and Vision Loss): http://www.treds-deafblindproject.com/

White County Board of Education
Dr. Larry Thompson, Supervisor of Special Education/Title VI & IX Coordinator