Events | 7/29/2015 - 7/28/2016

Thu 7/30/2015

LifeABILITY Academy for Youth

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 205
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Call 853-637-3666 or email drc@drctn.org


Thu 7/30/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Bartlett
County: Shelby
Location: Faith Christian Academy, 9114 Davies Plantation Road
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Thu 7/30/2015

Discussion of Health Insurance for Autism in Tennessee

City: Jackson
County: Madison
Location: Therapy Learning Center, 34 Garland Drive
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 7/30/2015

Understanding Infant/Early Childhood Behavior through Observation

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave.
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

InfantmentalhealthsUMMER 2015.pdf

Fri 7/31/2015

Discussion of Health Insurance for Autism in Tennessee

City: Cordova
County: Shelby
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 8/4/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Tue 8/4/2015

Aspire Public Schools National Night Out

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Hanley Elementary School, 680 Hanley Street
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Fri 8/7/2015

MCIL Annual Italian Supper

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Trinity Fellowship Hall, 1738 Galloway
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 8/8/2015

Benefit Auction for STEP, Inc.

City: Greeneville
County: Greene
Location: Hillbilly Auction, 3840 Blue Springs Parkway
Time(s): 11:00 AM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide


Mon 8/10/2015

The Next STEP: IEP Planning and Instructionally Appropriate IEP's Workshop

City: Bartlett
County: Shelby
Location: Faith Christian Academy, 9114 Davies Plantation Road
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Thu 8/13/2015

Summer Transition Webinar Series: “Know Your Rights to Make Things Happen”

Time(s): 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Join PEAK's Shift Transition Project and attend a series of webinars focused on transition strategies for youth with disabilities and families! You can sign up to attend each webinar or just the one(s) that interest you the most. Please note, you must register for each individual webinar you want to participate in.  

Space is limited, so register online right away for each webinar you want to attend. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for how to access each webinar.

Summer Transition Webinar Series:

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 6 - 7 p.m. (MDT) / 8 - 9 PM (ET) 

“Know Your Rights to Make Things Happen”

With Guest Presenter, Joshua Winkler, Self-advocate, Disability Rights Activist 


Fri 8/14/2015

Understanding Accommodations & Modifications Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The ARC Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 8/18/2015

Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Workshop

City: Jackson
County: Madison
Location: Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1902 Campbell Street
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 8/18/2015

The Next STEP: IEP Planning and Instructionally Appropriate IEP's Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Wed 8/19/2015

Early Childhood Transitions Workshop

City: Gallatin
County: Sumner
Location: Rainbow Early Intervention - H.A.T.S., 545 Airport Road
Time(s): 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Thu 8/20/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Greeneville
County: Greene
Location: STEP, Inc. Offices, 712 Professional Plaza
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Sat 8/22/2015

Access Life Expo

City: Jefferson City
County: Jefferson
Location: Cherokee Dam Park, 2805 N. Highway 92
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Mon 8/24/2015

Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTI²) Workshop

City: Bartlett
County: Shelby
Location: Faith Christian Academy, 9114 Davies Plantation Road
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Wed 8/26/2015

Understanding Caregiver-Child Relationships through Observation

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave.
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

InfantmentalhealthsUMMER 2015.pdf

Wed 8/26/2015

STEP at LeBonheur MDA Clinic (Muscular Dystrophy Clinic)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: LeBonheur Hospital, Neurology Waiting Room/ Clinic, 848 Adams Street, L400
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

A STEP representative will be on site in the Neurology Clinic the 4th Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am to noon to answer questions about their child's IEP and Special Education.   For more information contact Martha Lopez at 901-726-4334.

Thu 8/27/2015

Taking the Mystery Out of Transition Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Memphis Center for Independent Living, 1633 Madison Avenue
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Thu 8/27/2015

TN NADD Conference "The Way Forward: Nurturing and Therapeutic Treatment Modalities"

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Century Place Conference Center
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Tennessee Chapter of the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed


Fri 8/28/2015

The Next STEP: IEP Planning and Instructionally Appropriate IEP's Workshop

City: Dayton
County: Rhea
Location: YMCA Childcare Building, 1006 Market Street
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Sat 8/29/2015

The Next STEP: IEP Planning and Instructionally Appropriate IEP's Workshop

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: Chattanooga Autism Center, 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Sat 8/29/2015

"Planting The Seeds And Making A Difference" Child Development Conference

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Hilton Knoxville, 501 West Church Avenue
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 8/29/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Jackson
County: Madison
Location: Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, J. Walter Barnes Conference Center, Medical Founders Rooms A & B, 620 Skyline Drive
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Mon 8/31/2015

Taking the Mystery Out of Transition Workshop

City: Bartlett
County: Shelby
Location: Faith Christian Academy, 9114 Davies Plantation Road
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 9/1/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Murfressboro
County: Rutherford
Location: Special Kids, 2208 East Main Street
Time(s): 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Wed 9/2/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Thu 9/3/2015

The Next STEP: IEP Planning and Instructionally Appropriate IEP's Workshop

City: Greeneville
County: Greene
Location: STEP, Inc. Offices, 712 Professional Plaza
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Fri 9/4/2015

Taking the Mystery Out of Transition Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The ARC Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Wed 9/9/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Thu 9/10/2015

Summer Transition Webinar Series: “Work with Providers to Get What You Need”

Time(s): 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Join PEAK's Shift Transition Project and attend a series of webinars focused on transition strategies for youth with disabilities and families! You can sign up to attend each webinar or just the one(s) that interest you the most. Please note, you must register for each individual webinar you want to participate in.  

Space is limited, so register online right away for each webinar you want to attend. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for how to access each webinar.

Summer Transition Webinar Series:

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6 - 7 p.m. (MDT) / 8 - 9 PM (ET) 

“Work with Providers to Get What You Need”

With Guest Presenter, TBA


Thu 9/10/2015

Understanding Accommodations & Modifications Workshop

City: Bartlett
County: Shelby
Location: Faith Christian Academy, 9114 Davies Plantation Road
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 9/15/2015

Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Workshop

City: Bartlett
County: Shelby
Location: Faith Christian Academy, 9114 Davies Plantation Road
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Wed 9/16/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Mon 9/21/2015 - Tue 9/22/2015

Summer Institute 2015: TN Deaf-Blind Project

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Drury Plaza Hotel, 1874 West McEwen Drive
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Click here for registration form


Wed 9/23/2015

Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health through Reflective Practice and Reflective Supervision

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave.
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

InfantmentalhealthsUMMER 2015.pdf

Wed 9/23/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Wed 9/23/2015

STEP at LeBonheur MDA Clinic (Muscular Dystrophy Clinic)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: LeBonheur Hospital, Neurology Waiting Room/ Clinic, 848 Adams Street, L400
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

A STEP representative will be on site in the Neurology Clinic the 4th Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am to noon to answer questions about their child's IEP and Special Education.   For more information contact Martha Lopez at 901-726-4334.

Wed 9/30/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Fri 10/2/2015

Understanding and Using Evaluations Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The ARC Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Mon 10/5/2015 - Fri 10/9/2015

Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy

City: Nashville
County: Davidson

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

New federal rules have been developed that will affect the ways that day and residential services are provided. It will be important to know how these new rules will affect community programs for people with disabilities in Tennessee and Kentucky. 

The goal of this year’s Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy is to train self-advocates about Home- and Community-Based Waiver Services, and the importance of advocating for better and more inclusive community options. 

Training will include: 

  • Understanding the new federal rules around day and residential services

  • Understanding what it means to be a fully participating member of the community

  • Understanding the importance of making choices

  • Understanding your rights to privacy, dignity and respect

  • Understanding your options for how and where you will spend your

    days and nights

  • Understanding advocacy skills, such as leading a meeting and giving testimony

The Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy is a shared project of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities in Kentucky, with additional funding by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation 

The Academy will cover all lodging and travel expenses for participants. 

The application is attached. Application deadline is June 30th. 

For more information, please contact Ned Andrew Solomon at ned.solomon@tn.gov or call 615-532-6556.

Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy 2015 Application


Wed 10/7/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Fri 10/9/2015

Early Childhood Transitions Workshop

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: First Steps, Inc., 1900 Graybar Lane
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Wed 10/14/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Wed 10/21/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Thu 10/22/2015 - Fri 10/23/2015

TAG Annual Conference - Ready, Set, Grow!

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Wed 10/28/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Wed 10/28/2015

STEP at LeBonheur MDA Clinic (Muscular Dystrophy Clinic)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: LeBonheur Hospital, Neurology Waiting Room/ Clinic, 848 Adams Street, L400
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

A STEP representative will be on site in the Neurology Clinic the 4th Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am to noon to answer questions about their child's IEP and Special Education.   For more information contact Martha Lopez at 901-726-4334.

Wed 11/4/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Fri 11/6/2015

Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The ARC Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Wed 11/11/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Wed 11/18/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the process of special education.

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Each volunteer advocate is expected to work with at least four families after completing the training.

Fall 2015 training for new participants will be held Wednesday evenings, September 2nd – November 18th from 5 – 8 pm CST.

The training will last 12-weeks and will be conducted in-person at Vanderbilt University and webcast to other sites across the state, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.  Additional distance sites will require at least 3 participants.

Participants must commit to attending all sessions and advocating for four families after completing the training.

There will also be a $30 registration fee for materials.

Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For more information, contact Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer


Wed 11/25/2015

STEP at LeBonheur MDA Clinic (Muscular Dystrophy Clinic)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: LeBonheur Hospital, Neurology Waiting Room/ Clinic, 848 Adams Street, L400
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

A STEP representative will be on site in the Neurology Clinic the 4th Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am to noon to answer questions about their child's IEP and Special Education.   For more information contact Martha Lopez at 901-726-4334.

Fri 12/4/2015

Inclusion & Least Restrictive Environment Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The ARC Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Wed 12/23/2015

STEP at LeBonheur MDA Clinic (Muscular Dystrophy Clinic)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: LeBonheur Hospital, Neurology Waiting Room/ Clinic, 848 Adams Street, L400
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

A STEP representative will be on site in the Neurology Clinic the 4th Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am to noon to answer questions about their child's IEP and Special Education.   For more information contact Martha Lopez at 901-726-4334.

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