• The following information will provide students, parents, school personnel, and other members of the community with a brief overview of special education. If you have specific questions, we encourage you to call the Department of Student Supports.


    (865) 594-1535



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    Our mission is to support students with special needs and their families to successfully navigate the support services offered by Knox County Schools.


    Parent Advisory Council

  • Tennessee DOE     Step     OSEP   Vanderbilt Kennedy Center   Tennessee Disability Pathfinder


  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
    Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. 


     to be connected to a crisis counselor
    The line will provide immediate support and referrals for suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking and more.

    Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline

    Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) provides a 24-hour crisis response system for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The program provides assessments, triage, and access to appropriate levels of care.  
    Mental Health Association of East Tennessee 
    The Mental Health Association of East Tennessee is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community about mental health issues.
    Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
    The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is the statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. 
    Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Recommendations for Parents and Students Regarding "13 Reasons Why" 
    National Association of School Psychologist "13 Reasons Why" Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators
    MHAET brief screening tools, including screening for adolescent depression.

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