Submit Your Nomination for STEP's Advocate of the Year Award

Wayne Parker Award ImageSTEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Wayne Parker Advocate of the Year Award.  This award is given each year to a person who has exemplified using information to assist their own child or someone else’s child with a disability to receive a free appropriate public education.

STEP seeks recipients who demonstrate teamwork and collaboration and the zeal to share the information they have learned with others.  Nominees may be a parent of a child with a disability, an advocate that works with families, a teacher who has been exemplary in the life of a student with a disability, or a service provider who has bridged the gap for a student or their family to assist in receiving a free appropriate public education.

Click here for nomination form. 

Please submit your nominations via email to:

  • Include in the subject line:  Nominee for Wayne Parker Award
  • Attach the Nomination form
  • Attach Photo of nominee (jpg format)

All nominees will be considered and the recipient chosen to receive the award will be contacted for further information. Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2015.   Winner of the award will be honored at the 2015 TN Disability Mega Conference Annual Awards Banquet on May 20th in Nashville.

We look forward to your nominations!

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