About Tri-County

Tri-County Special Education is actually an agreement among all the school districts in Jackson, Perry, and Union Counties, that Tri-County (TCSE) is responsible for assuring that all exceptional children, ages 3-21, receive a free and appropriate education. Tri-County provides assistance to all the districts in the following areas:

  • Child Find
  • Educational Assessment
  • Program Planning
  • Service Development
  • Parent Consultation
  • Coordination With Other Agencies
  • Compliance With Federal and State Guidelines

A full continuum of special education options are available to children with special needs, ranging from consultation with regular classroom teachers, to partial day resource assistance in the local school to special full-time classes. Additonal related services, such as speech and language therapy, physical and occupational therapy, counseling, and vision/hearing services may also be provided as educationally appropriate.

How can you tell if a child should be referred?

Any child, aged 3-21, who may need special help, is eligible for referral. Areas of need may include:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Communication
  • Motor Skills
  • Rate of learning
  • Behavior
  • Health

How do you go about referring a child? click here for process and procedures