(a) Special education and related services must be determined by the child’s individualized education program (IEP) team based on the individual needs of the child.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 49-10-114

  • Child with a disability: means a child between three (3) and twenty-one (21) years of age, both inclusive, who has been evaluated and determined as having a state-identified disability in accordance with the rules and regulations of the state board of education or as having one (1) or more of the following disabilities, as defined in 34 C. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
  • Related services: means :
    (A) Transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education, including speech-language pathology and audiology services. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
  • Special education: means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including instruction conducted in the classroom, home, hospitals, institutions, and other settings, and instruction in physical education. See Tennessee Code 49-10-102
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(b) Except when a written explanation to the contrary is included, the IEP of a child with a disability must include:

(1) Pre-vocational assessments for students in kindergarten through grade six (K-6), inclusive, or students of comparable chronological age; and
(2) Age-appropriate transition assessments to include, at a minimum, education, training, and employment for students age fourteen (14) and older.