Events | 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Thu 7/2/2015

LifeABILITY Academy

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Mon 7/6/2015 - Fri 7/10/2015

Summer Programs for Teens/Young Adults with Disabilities: Job Readiness and Life Skills

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Williamson College, 274 Mallory Station Road

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 7/7/2015

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


Tue 7/7/2015

LifeABILITY Academy

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 7/7/2015

The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents Need to Know (Sexuality) (FAST) Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL), 1633 Madison Avenue
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 7/7/2015

Drum-Making Workshop & Parade

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Technology Access Center, 116 Childress Street
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 7/9/2015

Summer Transition Webinar Series: “Shift to a New (But Important) Parent Role During Transition”

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

“Shift to a New (But Important) Parent Role During Transition”



With Guest Presenter, Pat Amos, Parent, Trainer, and National Consultant 


Thu 7/9/2015

LifeABILITY Academy

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 7/9/2015

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 7/9/2015

“A Forum on Disability Issues” in Nashville

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Bridges Multipurpose Room, 935 Edgehill Avenue
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

In partnership with other organizations serving people with disabilities,

Bridges invites you to 

Meet the Candidates for

Mayor of Nashville

 “A Forum on Disability Issues”

 Thursday, July 9, 6:00 p.m.

Bridges Multipurpose Room

935 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville

 The forum will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will end at 7:00 p.m., followed by an opportunity to meet and greet the candidates.

 We hope you will join other community leaders, advocates, and grassroots activists as the candidates express their views and plans on accessibility and inclusion. Topics to be covered include transportation, education, recreation, and other aspects of city government. 

Please RSVP by emailing Tracy at ts@bridgesfordeafandhh.org no later than Monday, July 6 as light refreshments will be served. Parking and seating will be limited. 

Parking is available at Bridges for individuals in need of handicap accessible parking only and only in the marked spaces.  Individuals not in need of accessible parking may park at the church next door to Bridges.  This is a fragrance-free event.  ASL Interpreters and CART services will be available.  For all other accommodations contact Tracy at ts@bridgesfordeafandhh.org  

Organizations represented on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee include: Bridges, Disability Rights Tennessee, Friends Life, Hands On Nashville, Harris Hillman Special Education School, Middle Tennessee Center for Independent Living, Middle Tennessee Council of the Blind, The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and community advocates for people with disabilities.


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


Mon 7/13/2015 - Fri 7/17/2015

Summer Programs for Teens/Young Adults with Disabilities: Self-Advocacy and Social Skills

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Williamson College, 274 Mallory Station Road

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 7/14/2015

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


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


Tue 7/14/2015

LifeABILITY Academy

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 7/16/2015

LifeABILITY Academy

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 7/16/2015

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 7/16/2015

Youth Sports Safety Conference and Celebration Gala

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Gaylord Springs Golf Links Clubhouse
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Conference Brochure

Conference Registration Form


Thu 7/16/2015

Youth Sports Safety Conference and Celebration Gala

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Gaylord Springs Golf Links Clubhouse
Time(s): 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Conference Brochure

Conference Registration Form


Tue 7/21/2015

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


Tue 7/21/2015

LifeABILITY Academy

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 7/21/2015

Working for Change: Using the Power of a Personal Story (FAST) Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL), 1633 Madison Avenue
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Wed 7/22/2015

ADA Parade and Rally

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: City Hall, 125 North Main Street to Civil Rights Museum Courtyard, 450 Mulberry Street
Time(s): 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Wed 7/22/2015

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 7/23/2015

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 7/23/2015

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


Thu 7/23/2015

LifeABILITY Academy

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: disABILITY Resource Center, 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 7/28/2015

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy (FAST) Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL), 1633 Madison Avenue
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 7/28/2015

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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 9/23/2015

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


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 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

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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

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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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