Events | 9/2/2014 - 9/2/2015

Wed 9/3/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Wed 9/3/2014

With Hope in Mind: Free Classes for Families Affected by Mental Illness

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Avenue
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


The National Alliance on Mental Illness Memphis & Church Health Center bring you

WITH HOPE IN MIND: FREE CLASSES FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY MENTAL ILLNESS

Learn basic tools needed to cope with caring for adult relatives diagnosed with a mental illness, such as: problem management communication crisis planning immediate coping skills for illness cycles.

The 8-week course is taught by trained individuals who have family members with mental illness.

Date(s):   July 16-September 3 on Wednesday's
Time:      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:  Church Health Center Wellness
                 1115 Union Ave., Memphis, TN

Class size is limited.  Pre-registration required.

Contact NAMI Memphis at 901-725-0305 with questions or to register.


Thu 9/4/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Old Hickory
County: Davidson
Location: Global Outreach Developments International, 401 Center Street
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act)

This workshop is designed for parents of children in special education or that might need special education. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and show to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

To register call Michelle Madron at 865-803-6680 or via email mmadron@godinternational.org

Sponsored by:  Global Outreach Developments International

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer


Thu 9/4/2014 - Mon 9/8/2014

Tennessee Employment First Leadership Academy

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Scarritt-Bennett Center

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


We are looking for the next generation of leaders!

The Tennessee Employment First Leadership Academy is a 4-day training between September 4 and 8, 2014, created by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities (TCDD). This training prepares people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to advocate for better jobs and services options in Tennessee. We believe that people with disabilities should have real jobs with real pay, just like workers without disabilities.

Training includes:

  • Ways to improve job options for workers with disabilities
  • Ways to work and advocate with employers, the legislature and other groups
  • Finding ways to shift from segregated to integrated work settings
  • Learning about benefits and services offered by Social Security and other programs

The training will take place at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville.

Travel and lodging are fully covered for participants.

Participants must be 18 years of age.

The attached application must be completed in full, and returned by end of day, June 19, 2014.

All other information is available on the attached application.

If you have any questions, contact Ned Andrew Solomon at 615-532-6556, or at ned.solomon@tn.gov

Click here for application

Fri 9/5/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Talbott
County: Hamblen
Location: Tennessee Career Center, 6057 Andrew Johnson Highway
Time(s): 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act)

This workshop is designed for parents of children in special education or that might need special education. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and show to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

To register call Denise at 423-317-1060 (TN Career Center)

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer


Sat 9/6/2014

2014 West TN Multicultural Special Education & Post-Secondary Transition Institute

City: Bartlett
County: Shelby
Location: Bartlett United Methodist Church, 5676 Stage Road
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

The 2014 West TN Multicultural Special Education & Post-Secondary Transition Institute

El Instituto Multicultural de Educación Especial & de Transición Post-Secundaria del 2014  en el Oeste de TN

Date:               Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time:               8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:         Bartlett United Methodist Church 
                        5676 Stage Road, Bartlett

Cost:
                FREE

la fecha:          Sábado, Septiembre 6, 2014
el tiempe:        8:00 am - 3:00 pm
el ubicación:    Iglesia Metodista Unida de Bartlett, TN

el costo:           GRATIS

This event is THE place for students, parents, teachers, and service providers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to find answers to their questions, make connections, and receive tools to use that will help ensure that the children who need it have access to special education and exit high school prepared to live, work, and participate fully in their community!

Este evento es el LUGAR para estudiantes, padres, maestros, y proveedores de servicios con diferentes antecedentes culturales y lingüísticos para encontrar respuestas a sus preguntas, hacer conexiones, y recibir herramientas para usar y que le ayudaran a asegurar que los niños que las necesitan tengan acceso a educación especial y salgan de la escuela preparados para vivir, trabajar, y participar completamente en su comunidad! 

The Conference will Feature: 

A Keynote Address by Shelby Co. Mayor Mark Luttrell & Updates from Asst. Commissioner Joey Hassell, Tennessee Department of Education

Highlights Include:

  • Strengthening Individual Education Plans
  • Communication & Behavior Needs
  • College & Training
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Employment
  • Information Fair

Presentando:

Apertura por el Alcalde Mark Luttrell de Shelby County, TN & Presentación del Asst. del Comisionado Joey Hassell del Depto. de Educación de TN

Entre lo mas importante incluye:

  • Fortaleciendo los Planes de Educación Individual
  • Comunicación y Necesidades de Comportamiento
  • Collage & Entrenamiento
  • Auto-Defensoría
  • Empleo
  • Feria de Información   

Child care for this event is at capacity and is now closed.

Transition age youth with disabilities who would like to attend the conference sessions are welcome to register either individually or as a guest through the family registration.

If you have an email address:  Register Now in English 

If you do not have an email address please call the STEP toll-free line to register:  1-800-280-7837

Para la información o si necesita ayuda para registrarse en español, llama por favor Martha: 1.901.726.4334

We will register you over the phone and send your confirmation by mail if you do not have an email address. If you register the week before the event we will not be able to send a confirmation by mail and you will need to provide us your name upon entering the institute. 

Register by September 3, and we’ll include your breakfast and lunch, too!

Regístrese antes de septiembre 3, y lo incluiremos con el almuerzo y el desayuno, también!

Photographs and videos will be taken throughout the conference. Attendance constitutes permission to use images of those at the event on this website and in other promotional materials.

We are grateful to our funding partners:  The Tennessee Department of Education

Contact:

     STEP, Inc. -- www.tnstep.org -- 1.800.280.7837

     Para la información en español, llama por favor Martha: 1.901.726.4334


Mon 9/8/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer

Collaborating Agencies


Wed 9/10/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Sat 9/13/2014 - Sat 9/13/2014

3rd Annual Make It, Take It, and Learn! Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Mon 9/15/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Elizabethton
County: Carter
Location: Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, 407 Cherokee Park Drive
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act)

This workshop is designed for parents of children in special education or that might need special education. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and show to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

To register call Rebecca Campbell at 423-426-2495 or via email at rebecca.campbell@tn.gov

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer


Mon 9/15/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer

Collaborating Agencies


Wed 9/17/2014

Condensada Derechos Basicos de Educacion Especial en Español (Condensed Special Education Basic Rights Workshop in Spanish)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Extended, Suite 16
Time(s): 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Una Introduccion a la Ley de Educacion Especial IDEA

(Acta de Educacion para Individuos con Discapacidades)

Este taller esta designado para profesionales y padres de niños en educacion especial o que puedan necesitar educacion especial. Venga y obtenga conocimientos en leyes de educacion especial, incluyendo su papel en el desarrollo de un programa de educacion apropiado (IEP) y demuestre ser un socio efectivo con el equipo de la escuela en el proceso. Eligibilidad

v  Evaluaciones

v  Miembros del Equipo

v  Lineas de Tiempo

v  Desarrollo del IEP

v  Servicios Relacionados

v  Preparandose para una reunion de IEP

Para registrarce llame a Otilia Rodriguez at 901-336-5882 or via email otilia@latinomemphis.org

Registracion es requerida para este taller GRATIS y el espacio es limitado, entonces llame lo mas pronto posible.

Por favor tenga en cuenta, guardería no se suministrará, así que por favor haga arreglos guarderías para sus hijos.

Espanol




Wed 9/17/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Thu 9/18/2014

IEP Workshop

City: Old Hickory
County: Davidson
Location: Global Outreach Developments International, 401 Center Street
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

STEP, Inc. Presents "Next STEP:"  Development of the IEP (Individualized Education Program)

This is a hands-on workshop that is designed for parents who have attended the BASIC Rights Workshop and are ready for the Next Step--fine tuning the IEP document to reflect all of your child's unique needs to lead toward positive educational outcomes.  Participants may bring their child's IEP and learn specific techniques to use in developing goals and objectives designed to meet their child's individual needs.

To register call Michelle Madron at 865-803-6680 or via email mmadron@godinternational.org

Sponsored by:  Global Outreach Developments International

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer


Thu 9/18/2014

Service Animal Training for the Business Community

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Join us live in Nashville and via video feed in Knoxville or Memphis at the Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) offices
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 9/20/2014

IEP Workshop

City: Dickson
County: Dickson
Location: Developmental Services of Dickson County
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

STEP, Inc. Presents "Next STEP:"  Development of the IEP (Individualized Education Program)

This is a hands-on workshop that is designed for parents who have attended the BASIC Rights Workshop and are ready for the Next Step--fine tuning the IEP document to reflect all of your child's unique needs to lead toward positive educational outcomes.  Participants may bring their child's IEP and learn specific techniques to use in developing goals and objectives designed to meet their child's individual needs.

To register call Robyn Lampley at 615-446-3111, ext. 3008 or via email rlampley@dsdc.org

Sponsored by:  Developmental Services of Dickson County an Affiliated Chapter of the Arc

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer


Sat 9/20/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Erwin
County: Unicoi
Location: Erwin Town Hall, Corner of Main Street & Second Avenue
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act)

This workshop is designed for parents of children in special education or that might need special education. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and show to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

To register call Rebecca Campbell at 423-426-2495 or via email at rebecca.campbell@tn.gov

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer


Mon 9/22/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer

Collaborating Agencies


Tue 9/23/2014

Derechos Basicos de Educacion Especial en Español (Special Education Basic Rights Workshop in Spanish)

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: Chattanooga Autism Center, 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

Una Introducción a la Ley de Educación Especial IDEA

(Acta de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades)

Este taller está diseñado para profesionales y padres de niños en educación especial o que puedan necesitar educación especial. Venga y obtenga conocimientos en leyes de educación especial, incluyendo su papel en el desarrollo de un programa de educación apropiado (IEP) y demuestre ser un socio efectivo con el equipo de la escuela en el proceso.
  • Eligibilidad
  • Evaluaciones
  • Miembros del Equipo
  • Líneas de Tiempo
  • Desarrollo del IEP
  • Servicios Relacionados
  • Preparándose para una reunión de IEP

Para registrarse llame a Dorca Rose al 423-531-6961 o via e-mail autismocac@gmail.com

Registración es requerida para este taller GRATIS y el espacio es limitado, entonces llame lo mas pronto posible.

Servicio de guardería disponible.

Espanol

English




Wed 9/24/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Thu 9/25/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Lebanon
County: Wilson
Location: Owens Building on Immanuel Baptist Church Campus, 214 Castle Heights Avenue
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act)

This workshop is designed for parents of children in special education or that might need special education. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and show to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

Sponsored by:  Immanuel Baptist Church

To register call Melissa Ross at 615-489-7177

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Click here for flyer


Sat 9/27/2014

Mid South Book Festival

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road
Time(s): 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Literacy Mid-South
will present the 2014 Mid-South Book Festival on Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  The event will feature celebrity authors, creative writing seminars, speaking panels, an Emerging Authors exhibition, and activities for kids, and much more. The event is free and open to the public!  Click here to read more.



Mon 9/29/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Dickson
County: Dickson
Location: Developmental Services of Dickson County
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act)

This workshop is designed for parents of children in special education or that might need special education. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and show to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

Sponsored by:  Bedford Child Development Center

To register call Stephanie Amos at 931-684-9203

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Click here for flyer


Mon 9/29/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer

Collaborating Agencies


Wed 10/1/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Thu 10/2/2014

Anti-Discrimination Law - Section 504 Workshop

City: Old Hickory
County: Davidson
Location: Global Outreach Developments International, 401 Center Street
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

STEP INC. PRESENTS: Anti-Discrimination Law - Section 504 Workshop

STEP, Inc.  (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) is helping parents who have children with disabilities learn about their child's rights provided under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Are you wondering if this workshop would benefit you? 

If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you may want to attend this FREE training. 

  • Has your child ever been excluded from a field trip or school function because of “behavior”?
  • Does your child have a disability but does not meet the criteria for IDEA Special Education?
  • Are there accommodations needed at school that relate to your child’s medical and/or health condition? 
  • Is your child currently receiving Special Education?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act protects children with disabilities from acts of discrimination and exclusion because of their disability.  The workshop will cover the special supports a child with a disability is entitled to so that they can be successful in school.

To register call Michelle Madron at 865-803-6680 or via email mmadron@godinternational.org

Sponsored by:  Global Outreach Developments International

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer

Mon 10/6/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

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Collaborating Agencies


Mon 10/6/2014

Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities Support Group

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

 

 

 


Wed 10/8/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Mon 10/13/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

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Collaborating Agencies


Wed 10/15/2014

Condensada Derechos Basicos de Educacion Especial en Español (Condensed Special Education Basic Rights Workshop in Spanish)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Extended, Suite 16
Time(s): 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Una Introduccion a la Ley de Educacion Especial IDEA

(Acta de Educacion para Individuos con Discapacidades)

Este taller esta designado para profesionales y padres de niños en educacion especial o que puedan necesitar educacion especial. Venga y obtenga conocimientos en leyes de educacion especial, incluyendo su papel en el desarrollo de un programa de educacion apropiado (IEP) y demuestre ser un socio efectivo con el equipo de la escuela en el proceso. Eligibilidad

v  Evaluaciones

v  Miembros del Equipo

v  Lineas de Tiempo

v  Desarrollo del IEP

v  Servicios Relacionados

v  Preparandose para una reunion de IEP

Para registrarce llame a Otilia Rodriguez at 901-336-5882 or via email otilia@latinomemphis.org

Registracion es requerida para este taller GRATIS y el espacio es limitado, entonces llame lo mas pronto posible.

Por favor tenga en cuenta, guardería no se suministrará, así que por favor haga arreglos guarderías para sus hijos.

Espanol




Wed 10/15/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Thu 10/16/2014

Special Education Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Workshop

City: Old Hickory
County: Davidson
Location: Global Outreach Developments International, 401 Center Street
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

STEP, Inc. Presents:  "Next STEP:  Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution"

  • Would you like to learn how to better communicate what your child needs?
  • Does your child have an educational plan that is not being carried out and you want to know what steps to take? 

If you answered yes, then this workshop is designed for you!

Come and learn about your part in your child's special education, including the skills you need to work with the schools in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) for your child and the process to follow if you are  having difficulties making the special education system work.

To register call Michelle Madron at 865-803-6680 or via email mmadron@godinternational.org

Sponsored by:  Global Outreach Developments International

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, child care will not be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children.

Click here for flyer


Sat 10/18/2014

Proactive Strategies for Addressing Puberty and Sexuality Issues in People with Intellectual Disabilities

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: Carnegie Hotel, 1216 West State of Franklin Road
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Who: Terri Couwenhoven, M.S., AASECT Sexuality Educator

When: Oct 18, 2014, Workshop 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Last minute registration (if space available) 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Where: Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-979-6400

Other: Lunch will be provided during the workshop.

Questions: Allison Mains amains@utk.edu (preferred) or 423-431-8505

Registration Link: Visit dsfriends.net and follow the speaker series event registration link.

Mailed registration: FRIENDS, P.O. Box 5677, Johnson City, TN 37602

Cost: $20 for FRIENDS members; $30 non-members (scholarships available)

About our speaker: Terri Couwenhoven, an AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) certified sex educator, specializes in developing programs and resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families, and care givers. Her gentle, matter-of-fact approach combined with extensive knowledge and experience, make her a popular speaker with self-advocates, parents, and professionals around the country. She is a part-time Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic of Wisconsin at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Ms. Couwenhoven has an M.S. in Administrative Leadership and Supervision in Adult Education from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds a B.S degree in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is the parent of two daughters. Anna, her oldest daughter, has Down syndrome. For more information visit: http://terricouwenhoven.com/

About the workshop: This workshop is designed to help parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities to feel more comfortable and confident addressing sexuality issues that surface in middle, high school, and adulthood. Parents will learn common ways people with disabilities learn about sexuality as well as the nuts and bolts of teaching sexuality education to children, teens, or adults who struggle with comprehension. Resources and practical ideas for teaching will be shared. The workshop will be segmented into three session times and lunch will be provided on site. Registration will open one hour prior to start time if remaining spaces are available. Terri’s books will be available for sale at a discounted rate (cash or check only).

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Mon 10/20/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer

Collaborating Agencies


Wed 10/22/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Mon 10/27/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer

Collaborating Agencies


Wed 10/29/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Mon 11/3/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

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Collaborating Agencies


Mon 11/3/2014

Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities Support Group

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

 

 

 


Wed 11/5/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Thu 11/6/2014 - Fri 11/7/2014

Tennessee Deaf-Blind Parents and Professionals Institute 2014

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Embassy Suites Cool Springs, 820 Crescent Centre Drive

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

 

Click here for Registration Form

Click here for Tentative Agenda


Mon 11/10/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

Click here for flyer

Collaborating Agencies


Wed 11/12/2014

Condensada Derechos Basicos de Educacion Especial en Español (Condensed Special Education Basic Rights Workshop in Spanish)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Extended, Suite 16
Time(s): 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Una Introduccion a la Ley de Educacion Especial IDEA

(Acta de Educacion para Individuos con Discapacidades)

Este taller esta designado para profesionales y padres de niños en educacion especial o que puedan necesitar educacion especial. Venga y obtenga conocimientos en leyes de educacion especial, incluyendo su papel en el desarrollo de un programa de educacion apropiado (IEP) y demuestre ser un socio efectivo con el equipo de la escuela en el proceso. Eligibilidad

v  Evaluaciones

v  Miembros del Equipo

v  Lineas de Tiempo

v  Desarrollo del IEP

v  Servicios Relacionados

v  Preparandose para una reunion de IEP

Para registrarce llame a Otilia Rodriguez at 901-336-5882 or via email otilia@latinomemphis.org

Registracion es requerida para este taller GRATIS y el espacio es limitado, entonces llame lo mas pronto posible.

Por favor tenga en cuenta, guardería no se suministrará, así que por favor haga arreglos guarderías para sus hijos.

Espanol




Wed 11/12/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Mon 11/17/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Location:
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

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.

This is a comprehensive 11-week training to be held in the fall of 2014 beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Nov. 17. The specific dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Each training is held on Monday mornings for three hours, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST and ending at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In East Tennessee, the training begins at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session’s PowerPoint presentations along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, located at 110 One Magnolia Circle, Nashville. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state.

There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training.

Registration will open on May 15 and is due by Aug. 25. Once you have completed registration and payment by clicking on the link above, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a RedCap survey where you will need to provide additional information about yourself, as well as where you'd prefer to receive your trainings. NOTE: You only have to register once to be registered for all 11 courses.

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. If we receive applications which outnumber the available spots, we will encourage those not participating in this training session to attend a future training session. For more information, contact Samantha Goldman at Samantha.Goldman@Vanderbilt.edu or 615-953-9623, or Maria Mello at Maria.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu

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Wed 11/19/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

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Wed 11/26/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

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Mon 12/1/2014

Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities Support Group

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

 

 

 


Wed 12/3/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

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Wed 12/10/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

English Flyer

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Wed 12/17/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext., Suite 16
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) has joined with Latino Memphis to offer support to area families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

If you have questions or concerns about your special needs child’s education or an issue with the school - come to Latino Memphis, located at 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16, Memphis and let us help.   

For more information about our programs, please call Martha Lopez, Bilingual Family Educator and West Tennessee Project Assistant at (901) 726-4334 or via email at martha.lopez@tnstep.org.

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