Events | 5/26/2015 - 5/25/2016

Tue 5/26/2015

Children's Mental Health Awareness Month in Shelby County

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Various locations in Shelby County

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Wed 5/27/2015

Dance and Movement Classes for People with Disabilities at Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS) Learning Center,3971 Knight Arnold
Time(s): 10:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS) will hold a series of free dance and movement classes for people with disabilities at its SRVS Learning Center  located at 3971 Knight Arnold. The classes are funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and Arts Memphis and will be taught by Delilah VanSciver, a modern dance performer who has performed with Project: Motion Dance Collective, Roudnev Youth Ballet, the Children’s Ballet Theatre and Performance Art Network.  She has also collaborated with Company d, Kristin Hurston, and Maxine Strawder. 

The 30 minute classes are open to individuals age 18 and older and will be held at 10 am and 10:30 am on January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29 and May 27. Types of dance include ballet, jazz, yoga and ballroom.  

To register, contact the center’s volunteer coordinator Lindsay Weaver at Lindsay.Weaver@srvs.org. For more information about SRVS, visit www.srvs.org.


Thu 5/28/2015

Creating a Brighter Future for Children & Youth with Disabilities - NEW DATE

City: Mountain City
County: Johnson
Location: First Christian Church, 401 West Main Street
Time(s): 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN



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Sat 5/30/2015

Acquired Brain Injury: Healing Takes a Village - Brain Injury Conference

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Southern College of Optometry- North/South Classrooms, 1245 Madison Avenue
Time(s): 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

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Sat 5/30/2015

Kid Power: Empowering Kids to Success

City: Gray
County: Washington
Location: Appalachian Fairgrounds, Farm and Home building
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars





Join the Growing Coalition Working to Empower Kids.  FREE to the community, Kid Power is a festive approach to the typical health fair and offers a variety of children’s activities including performances from area performers, games, crafts, and much more!

Date:   Saturday, May 30. 2015

Time:   10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, TN - Farm and Home building

For more information call (423) 224-1000 or email: mbirdwel@frontierhealth.org.


Mon 6/1/2015

Condensada Derechos Basicos de Educacion Especial en Español

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Tue 6/9/2015

Disability Ministry Mini-Conference

City: Hixson
County: Hamilton
Location: Hixson Presbyterian Church, 1005 Gadd Road
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Disability Ministry Mini-Conference begins with brunch (included in the registration cost).  Please plan to arrive by 10:00 a.m. to register and settle in for a day of encouragement for those interested in learning more about disability ministry. This conference time is designed to speak to some of the unique questions, challenges and opportunities associated with "making the gospel--the good news of the coming of the kingdom--accessible to all, in word and deed" in the context of the local church. We will begin with a keynote by Stephanie Hubach over brunch. Workshops will be divided into four tracks: church ministry, educational ministry, family ministry and pastoral ministry. ?

Sponsored by MNA Special Needs Ministries and LifeLine Inc.

Important Information

Registration is non-refundable and includes general sessions, workshops, workshop materials and brunch.  **Registration cost is non-refundable however; you may transfer your reservation to someone else.  Please contact Cheryl Erb (cerb@pcanet.org) to request the transfer.

For promotional purposes, videos and photographs will be taken at this event. Your registration constitutes permission for MNA Special Needs Ministries and Lifeline, Inc. to use your picture.

Childcare is not available. (Exception: PCA pastors, who are attending General Assembly with your families.  Please contact Cheryl Erb (cerb@pcanet.org) if childcare is needed.)

To register click here


Tue 6/9/2015

Anti-Discrimination Law - Section 504 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


Thu 6/18/2015

Anti-Discrimination Law - Section 504 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


Sun 6/21/2015 - Fri 6/26/2015

Special Education Law Symposium

City: Bethlehem, PA
Location: Lehigh University

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Register Now!

Special Education Law Symposium

The 40th Anniversary of the IDEA: The Past is Prologue

June 21 – June 26, 2015

Lehigh University’s intensive one-week institute provides a practical analysis of legislation, regulations, and case law relating to the education of students with disabilities. The symposium is designed for special education coordinators and teachers, principals, psychologists, parent advocates, attorneys (on both sides), hearing officers, state officials, and other individuals interested in legal literacy concerning the education of students with disabilities.

The program offers two parallel tracks, one for basic that offers in-depth foundation knowledge about the IDEA and Section 504: Eligibility, FAPE, LRE, Student Discipline, and Remedies. The other track is for advanced participants, offering brand new “hot topics”: Settlement Process, Exiting Special Education, “Meaningful” Parental Participation, Inadequate IEP Implementation as a FAPE Denial, Transition Services, Parental Private Placements, and State Complaint Resolution Process. 

The experienced program faculty features attorneys Laura Anthony (Ohio), Edward Bauer (Florida), Maria Blaeuer (Washington, DC), Esther Canty-Barnes (New Jersey), Andrew Cuddy (New York), Laura Gillis (Massachusetts), Zvi Greisman (Maryland), Dana Jonson (Connecticut), Michael Joyce (Massachusetts), Isabel Machado New Jersey), Deborah Mattison (Alabama), Kevin McDowell (Indiana), Michael Stafford (Delaware), and—from Pennsylvania--Andrew FaustJoshua KershenbaumDennis McAndrewsGabrielle Sereni, and Dr. Perry Zirkel.

The symposium begins on Sunday evening with a dinner and keynote lecture by Dr. Melody Musgrove, Director, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education.

The workshop is offered for graduate and continuing education credit. Weekly and daily options are available.  Full information is available on our website:  coe.lehigh.edu/law .  For any questions, email or call Shannon Weber or Donna Johnson at specialedlaw@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5557.


Fri 7/10/2015

Response to Intervention & Instruction (RTI) 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 7/14/2015

Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTI) Workshop

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


Thu 7/23/2015

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


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


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


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

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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


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


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 9/30/2015

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


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


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


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 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


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


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