Events | 8/25/2016 - 8/25/2017

Fri 8/26/2016

Family Night - Launch of the Disability Friendly Girl Scouts Troop #10188

City: Cordova
County: Shelby
Location: Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove, Entrance 3/ Adventure Land
Time(s): 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

During our Monthly Family Night on August 26th at 6:30p - 8:30p ARMS along with Girl Scouts Heart of the South will launch an "Ability" Friendly Girl Scout Troop. For those with Disabilities and their Siblings.

This will be a "real" troop that will sell cookies, go on camping trips, etc. with modifications when necessary.   This will be added to our current programs of Lego Club, SibShops, Young Adult Club, and Parent Training's. All of this takes place at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN. Use Entrance 3/Gym/ Adventure Land.

As always we operate Family Night with volunteers. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer please have them contact me.   Volunteers must be willing go through a criminal background check and attend a short training on Autism.


Sat 8/27/2016

Planting the Seeds & Making a Difference: 2016 Child Care & Development Conference

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

This August, nearly 300 child care professionals will gather in Knoxville, TN for the Planting the Seeds & Making a Difference 2016 Child Care & Development Conference. You are invited to spend the day with us learning, growing, and having fun in the process.

Your registration fee includes a conference tote bag, plated lunch & door price ticket. This years conference will host dozens of great presenters, speaking on a variety of topics from Safe Infant Sleep to Nutrition Education. All courses provided will count as creditable training hours. You will also be provided with a gourmet lunch and provider tote bag.

Click here to register online


Tue 8/30/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 8/31/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

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Español Flyer 


Thu 9/1/2016

Caregiver Support Conference

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Avenue
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

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Tue 9/6/2016

STEP, Inc. at Centro Hispano in Knoxville

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Centro Hispano of East TN, 2455 Sutherland Avenue
Time(s): 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

Click here to download flyer


Tue 9/6/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 9/7/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Thu 9/8/2016

SPAN Webinar Series for Parent Leaders

Location: On-line
Time(s): 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Click here to download flyer


Sat 9/10/2016

Sensory Cinema Saturdays

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: Real to Reel Theatre, 130 West Springbrook Drive.
Time(s): 10:00 AM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Sensory Cinema Saturdays’ at Real to Reel Movie Theater located at 130 W. Springbrook Drive, Johnson City, TN.

Real to Reel Theater will offer "Sensory Cinema Saturdays" on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM. Titles of films will be announced as the information becomes available.

What are Sensory Cinema Saturdays? Click here to find out.



Tue 9/13/2016

STEP, Inc. at La Paz in Chattanooga

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: La Paz Chattanooga, 1402 Bailey Avenue
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

Click here to download flyer


Tue 9/13/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Tue 9/13/2016

Special Education Basic Rights & Responsibilities Workshop

City: East Ridge
County: Hamilton
Location: Stanley Heights Baptist Church, 1512 McBrien Road
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Workshops - East TN

Are you new to the Special Education process?  Not yet started the Special Education process and have no idea where to begin?  This is for you!  

New Diagnosis? New to the System? Confused about the Process?

This workshop is designed for parents of children receiving special education services or that might need special education services. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including eligibility for an IEP, and your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and how to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.  If you have recently received a diagnosis or have a child just transitioning from the early intervention program into the school system, this workshop will be especially helpful.  Even if you have had an IEP for several years, join us to learn about all the parts of the document, who is involved in development, and what your role can be.  This parent training event is the foundation for all of the other special education law training that LifeLine provides.  It is also the first in the ParentLink Parent Mentor training series for those working toward certification.

RSVP to 423-622-4007 or http://lifelinefamilies.org/special-education/events/

Sponsored by LifeLine, Inc.


Wed 9/14/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Thu 9/15/2016

TennesseeWorks "Think Employment! Summit"

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Embassy Suites Cool Springs, 820 Crescent Center Drive
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Join us for the fourth annual TennesseeWorks Employment Summit!

We’re bringing together families, policymakers, service providers, employers, educators, and self-advocates to attend innovative breakout sessions focused on employment for individuals with disabilities.

Participants will choose from two tracks of informational sessions, one focusing on the policies, services, and progress in Tennessee, and the other providing interactive and hands-on experiences for self-advocates, preparing them for their job search as well as competitive employment:

  • Track One – Policymakers, providers, family members, educators, etc. (general admission) – 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Track Two (student groups) – 8:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. **Students and teachers will register on a separate site -- contact Kelly Wendel for more info**

  • Track Two (self-advocates) – 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Local school districts will be joining our event along with postsecondary programs from around the state in the morning (8:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.). There is also a program track for self-advocates that will run in the afternoon (12:00-4:00 p.m.). Regular programming runs all day.

We’re excited to bring together all of these stakeholders to improve employment awareness, expectations, and outcomes!

This year's keynote speaker will be Anthony Ianni, a self-advocate working for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Mr. Ianni is well-known for sharing his inspirational story of overcoming adversity and spreading his anti-bullying message to youth across the country.

Special guest Karen Lee, executive director of SEEC (Seeking Equality, Empowerment, and Community for People with Developmental Disabilities), will also be joining us to share about the transformation of employment policy and implementation that has taken place in the state of Maryland.

Register now! (general admission).  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about best practices in competitive employment and network with youth, government leaders, families, and industry professionals. Cost to attend the summit is $50 for general admission, and $25 for family members and self-advocates. Registration is limited to 100 -- please register as soon as possible.

School groups click here to register.

For more information:   Contact Kelly Wendel at kelly.wendel@vanderbilt.edu

Click here to download flyer


Fri 9/16/2016

2nd Annual North Georgia Autism Conference

City: Dalton
Location: Rock Bridge Community Church, Stage 123, 123 W. Gordon Street Dalton, GA 30720
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

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Fri 9/16/2016

Informed and Involved Families are Key to Positive Student Outcomes Workshop (Offered in English and Spanish)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Hope Church 8500 Walnut Grove Road, Entrance 3, Room 405
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

Why is family involvement important? Students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, were more likely to:  earn higher grades and test scores; pass their classes and be promoted; attend school regularly; have better social skills and behavior; and graduate and go on to postsecondary education.  Families can be important allies in education.  Relationships are an important part of learning.   Are we doing all we can to develop good relationships that will help students succeed?

Workshops Session Times: 

English Session:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Spanish Session: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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

To Register for this FREE workshop call:  Autism Resources of the Mid-South at 901-509-3027 or via email at autismresourcesmidsouth@gmail.com.

Click here to check out the upcoming FREE parent training workshops offered by our sponsors.


Tue 9/20/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 9/21/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Sat 9/24/2016

Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTI²) Workshop

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

This workshop is for Parents, family members, advocates, and professionals from disability organizations who will learn…an in depth overview of Tennessee’s RTI² framework and how this problem solving model will be used to identify need for special education intervention. In addition, an overview of Instructionally Appropriate IEPs will be delivered with discussion around identified area(s) of deficit, establishing need, present levels of performance, measurable annual goals and progress monitoring.

Workshops Session Time: 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration begins at 8:30 am

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

To Register for this FREE workshop call:  Autism Resources of Jackson at 731-446-5441 or via email at armsjackson@gmail.com

Click here to check out the upcoming FREE parent training workshops offered by our sponsors.


Tue 9/27/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 9/28/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Thu 9/29/2016

SPAN Webinar Series for Parent Leaders

Location: On-line
Time(s): 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Click here to download flyer


Tue 10/4/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Tue 10/4/2016

STEP, Inc. at Centro Hispano in Knoxville

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Centro Hispano of East TN, 2455 Sutherland Avenue
Time(s): 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

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Wed 10/5/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Sat 10/8/2016

Sensory Cinema Saturdays

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: Real to Reel Theatre, 130 West Springbrook Drive.
Time(s): 10:00 AM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Sensory Cinema Saturdays’ at Real to Reel Movie Theater located at 130 W. Springbrook Drive, Johnson City, TN.

Real to Reel Theater will offer "Sensory Cinema Saturdays" on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM. Titles of films will be announced as the information becomes available.

What are Sensory Cinema Saturdays? Click here to find out.



Tue 10/11/2016

STEP, Inc. at La Paz in Chattanooga

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: La Paz Chattanooga, 1402 Bailey Avenue
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

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Tue 10/11/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 10/12/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Thu 10/13/2016

SPAN Webinar Series for Parent Leaders

Location: On-line
Time(s): 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Click here to download flyer


Tue 10/18/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 10/19/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Thu 10/20/2016

East TN Special Education Post-Secondary Transition Institute

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Transition Institutes, STEP Workshops - East TN

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Watch for more details... coming soon.


Fri 10/21/2016

Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTI²) Workshop (Offered in English and Spanish)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The Arc Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue #210
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

This workshop is for Parents, family members, advocates, and professionals from disability organizations who will learn…an in depth overview of Tennessee’s RTI² framework and how this problem solving model will be used to identify need for special education intervention. In addition, an overview of Instructionally Appropriate IEPs will be delivered with discussion around identified area(s) of deficit, establishing need, present levels of performance, measurable annual goals and progress monitoring.


Workshops Session Times: 

English Session:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Spanish Session: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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

To Register for this FREE workshop call:  The Arc Mid-South at 901-327-2473 or via email at shawkins@thearcmidsouth.org

Click here to check out the upcoming FREE parent training workshops offered by our sponsors.


Sat 10/22/2016

Autism Speaks Walk Nashville

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Centennial Park
Time(s): 9:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Come to Nashville to walk with us and raise funds to support important research, education, and programs for the autism community.  Click on this link to register.

Tue 10/25/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 10/26/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Tue 11/1/2016

STEP, Inc. at Centro Hispano in Knoxville

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Centro Hispano of East TN, 2455 Sutherland Avenue
Time(s): 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

Click here to download flyer


Tue 11/1/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 11/2/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Tue 11/8/2016

STEP, Inc. at La Paz in Chattanooga

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: La Paz Chattanooga, 1402 Bailey Avenue
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

Click here to download flyer


Tue 11/8/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 11/9/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Sat 11/12/2016

Sensory Cinema Saturdays

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: Real to Reel Theatre, 130 West Springbrook Drive.
Time(s): 10:00 AM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Sensory Cinema Saturdays’ at Real to Reel Movie Theater located at 130 W. Springbrook Drive, Johnson City, TN.

Real to Reel Theater will offer "Sensory Cinema Saturdays" on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM. Titles of films will be announced as the information becomes available.

What are Sensory Cinema Saturdays? Click here to find out.



Sat 11/12/2016

4th annual Chattanooga Autism Awareness Walk

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: Coolidge Park
Time(s): 11:00 AM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

This is the biggest autism awareness event in our region. The pedistrian bridge will have huge banners listing autism facts, 100s of people will be celebrating, awards will be given away, we'll educate the community about autism, and we'll raise money to fund the programs at the Chattanooga Autism Center. Click here to create a team and register for walk. 

Tue 11/15/2016

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2016, Fall

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle and Via Video Conference
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Events - Statewide

The purpose of this project is to train volunteer advocates to provide instrumental and affective support to parents of children with disabilities. In this training, participants will learn more about special education law and advocacy strategies. Following graduation from the program, you will be expected to work with at least four families.

This is a comprehensive 12-week training to be held in the fall starting Tuesday, August 30th. The specific dates are: 

  • August 30
  • Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 
  • Nov 1, 8, 15T

he training is held on Tuesday mornings for 3 hours beginning at 9:00am (CST) and ending at 12:00pm (CST) and, in Eastern Tennessee, the training begins at 10:00am (EST) and ends at 1:00pm (EST). 

The training will include a binder of materials including passages from: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Additionally, the participants will be given copies of each training session's PowerPoints along with relevant materials. For each training session, the participant will be expected to read pertinent materials. The training will be held on the Vanderbilt campus in The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The training will also be video-conferenced to other sites across the state. 

Furthermore, there is a $30 charge to cover the cost of materials for the training. 

We look forward to receiving your application to the Advocacy Project. The application is due by August 23, 2016. 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:

Maria Mello (Maria.P.Mello@Vanderbilt.edu)

Kelli Sanderson (kelli.a.sanderson@vanderbilt.edu)

615-953-9623

Click here to register

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) works with the following organizations:

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • LifeLine, Inc.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Susan Gray School
  • The Arc of Davidson County
  • The Arc of the Mid-South
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The Arc of Hamilton County
  • The University of Tennessee-Boling Center 
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 
  • Disability Resource Center 
  • Disability Rights

Wed 11/16/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Fri 11/18/2016

An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disability Education Act) Workshop (Offered in English and Spanish)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Hope Church 8500 Walnut Grove Road, Entrance 3, Room 405
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN

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 how to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

Workshops Session Times: 

English Session:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Spanish Session: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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

To Register for this FREE workshop call:  Autism Resources of the Mid-South at 901-509-3027 or via email at autismresourcesmidsouth@gmail.com.

Click here to check out the upcoming FREE parent training workshops offered by our sponsors.


Wed 11/23/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Wed 11/30/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Tue 12/6/2016

STEP, Inc. at Centro Hispano in Knoxville

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Centro Hispano of East TN, 2455 Sutherland Avenue
Time(s): 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

Click here to download flyer


Wed 12/7/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

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Sat 12/10/2016

Sensory Cinema Saturdays

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: Real to Reel Theatre, 130 West Springbrook Drive.
Time(s): 10:00 AM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Sensory Cinema Saturdays’ at Real to Reel Movie Theater located at 130 W. Springbrook Drive, Johnson City, TN.

Real to Reel Theater will offer "Sensory Cinema Saturdays" on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM. Titles of films will be announced as the information becomes available.

What are Sensory Cinema Saturdays? Click here to find out.



Tue 12/13/2016

STEP, Inc. at La Paz in Chattanooga

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: La Paz Chattanooga, 1402 Bailey Avenue
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

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Wed 12/14/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

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Wed 12/21/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Wed 12/28/2016

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


Wed 1/4/2017

STEP, Inc. 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. Ahora en Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Ext. Suite 16

TODOS LOS MIERCOLES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

El proposito de STEP es apoyar a familias, proporcionando informacion gratuita, intercesion, capacitacion y servicios de apoyo a los padres de niños elegibles para recibir servicios de educacion especial.  

Si tiene preguntas, no sabe como entender lo que la escuela le dice, o sospecha que su hijo/a tiene problemas y quiere saber que puede hacer.

VENGA y yo le ayudare en su idioma. O llamenos a la oficina: (901) 726-4334 (los otros dias)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


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