Events | 3/5/2015 - 3/4/2016

Fri 3/6/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Worskhop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The ARC Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210
Time(s): 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Sat 3/7/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop - CANCELLED

City: Lafayette
County: Macon
Location: Macon Christian Academy, 707 Warrior Lane
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

Due to inclement weather this workshop has been rescheduled for March 12th.


Sat 3/7/2015

Mid-South Baby & Kids Expo

City: Cordova
County: Shelby
Location: Bellevue Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2000 Appling Road
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Mon 3/9/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children's Way
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Tue 3/10/2015 - Wed 3/11/2015

Children's Advocacy Days 2015 - Everyday Superheroes...Every Day!

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: War Memorial Auditorium
Time(s): 8:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Every day across the state, there are people working to improve the lives of children and youth.  Some provide care and important services, some are volunteers helping a child in need and, some speak out on behalf of kids to improve their well-being.  By their actions, they are all advocates. 

And, they are all everyday superheroes! 

On March 10th and 11th, 2015, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth’s 27th annual Children's Advocacy Days will celebrate these "Superheroes of Advocacy."

Register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-advocacy-days-2015-everyday-superheroesevery-day-tickets-5899183617


Thu 3/12/2015

Join Us For Brain Awareness Night

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 200
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 3/12/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Lafayette
County: Macon
Location: Macon Christian Academy, 707 Warrior Lane
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Thu 3/12/2015 - Fri 3/13/2015

Annual 2-Day Workshop and Resource Fair

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Anointed Temple of Praise Church, 3939 Riverdale Road
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Fri 3/13/2015

University of Tennessee FUTURE Program Open House

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: University of Tennessee, 30 Claxton Complex, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard
ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

FUTURE helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life by providing them with career counseling and developing their academic, vocational, and decision making skills.

FUTURE is a comprehensive transition program for unique learners, highly motivated young adults whose disability is characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a vocational certificate.

The FUTURE program welcomes visitors at just about any time; we are especially interested in meeting with prospective students, their teachers, and families. You can email futureut@utk.edu to arrange your visit. To register please complete the form below at http://futureut.utk.edu/visit-future/


Sat 3/14/2015

IEP Workshop

City: Murfreesboro
County: Rutherford
Location: Center for Dyslexia, MTSU, 200 North Baird
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Sat 3/14/2015

IEP Workshop for Professionals

City: Murfreesboro
County: Rutherford
Location: Center for Dyslexia, MTSU, 200 North Baird
Time(s): 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Sat 3/14/2015

Autism Society East Tennessee 4th Annual Tri-Cities Education Conference

City: Johnson City
County: Washington
Location: Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 Market Street
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

http://www.asaetc.org/event-registration/?ee=588


Tue 3/17/2015

IEP Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children's Way
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Tue 3/17/2015

Interdisciplinary Community Education Workshop: Special Education Over-Representation: Seeking Equity for Black and Other Culturally Different Students

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, 711 Jefferson Avenue
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Special Education Over-Representation: Seeking Equity for Black and Other Culturally Different Students

An Interdisciplinary Community Education Workshop (ICE)

This presentation focuses on factors that contribute to Black students, especially males, being over-represented in special education. Data are shared nationally and statewide. Recommendations to decrease over-representation are provided, along with strategies for calculating and meeting equity goals.

Dr. Ford is a professor in the Dept. of Special Education and Dept. of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. Her scholarship focuses on closing the achievement gap, recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education, special education over-representation, increasing family involvement in education, and promoting scholar identities among culturally different students. She has authored several books and over 100 publications in journals and books, and made over 1000 presentations nationally. More information is at www.drdonnayford.com.

Click here for flyer and registration information.

Click here for more information on the community education workshops.


Wed 3/18/2015

TN Coalition Behavioral Health Day on Capitol Hill

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N.
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 3/19/2015

2nd Annual Veterans & Disability Job Fair

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 3/21/2015

TRIAD Families First Program - Promoting Inclusion in Community Arts and Education

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


Mon 3/23/2015

Community Conversation Memphis

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue
Time(s): 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Mon 3/23/2015

University of Tennessee FUTURE Program Open House

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: University of Tennessee, 30 Claxton Complex, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard
ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

FUTURE helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life by providing them with career counseling and developing their academic, vocational, and decision making skills.

FUTURE is a comprehensive transition program for unique learners, highly motivated young adults whose disability is characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a vocational certificate.

The FUTURE program welcomes visitors at just about any time; we are especially interested in meeting with prospective students, their teachers, and families. You can email futureut@utk.edu to arrange your visit. To register please complete the form below at http://futureut.utk.edu/visit-future/


Tue 3/24/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children's Way
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Tue 3/24/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Jackson
County: Madison
Location: West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center, 65 Ridgecrest Road
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 3/24/2015

Derechos Básicos de Educación Especial en Español

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


Wed 3/25/2015

Clinica De IEP/ Seccion 504

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: Chattanooga Autism Center, 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Wed 3/25/2015

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

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

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

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

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


Sat 3/28/2015

IEP Workshop

City: Dickson
County: Dickson
Location: Developmental Services of Dickson County, 115 Luther Road
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN


Sat 3/28/2015

Educational Advocacy Workshop Series: IEP Individual Education Plan IDEA and Eligibility Training

City: Germantown
County: Shelby
Location: Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, 7691 Poplar Avenue, Room 2086
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 3/31/2015

IEP Workshop

City: Rogersville
County: Hawkins
Location: Hawkins County Board of Education Central Office, Special Education Building, 200 North Depot Street
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Thu 4/2/2015

A CADRE Webinar~Trusting Family-Professional Partnerships: Preventing, Resolving, and Moving Beyond Disputes

Time(s): 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Join CADRE for a free webinar:

April 2, 2015 from 2:30 pm -3:45 pm ET ( 1:30 pm - 3:24 pm CT)

Trusting Family-Professional Partnerships: Preventing, Resolving, and Moving Beyond Disputes with Ann Turnbull

Details on how to join the webinar appear below.

About the Webinar:  Ann Turnbull will reflect on her four decades as a parent of a son with multiple disabilities and a special education faculty member in terms of preventing disputes, if at all possible, and resolving and moving beyond disputes, when necessary to do so. She will use her own family experiences in providing examples at the early childhood, elementary, secondary, transition to adulthood, and adulthood lifespan stages to share "lessons learned" primarily, but not exclusively, related to school, employment, and community inclusion. She will emphasize the power and synergy of reciprocal trusting partnerships that truly do withstand the test of time and produce quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

About the Presenter:  Dr. Ann Turnbull has been a professor, researcher, and advocate for individuals with disabilities, their families, and service providers for four decades. She has authored 32 books and over 250 articles and chapters. In 1999, she was selected as one of 36 individuals who have "changed the course of history for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 20th century." Her greatest learning has come from her son, Jay Turnbull, who she has always called her "best professor" about the needs of individuals with significant disabilities over the lifespan.

Webinar Details:

Registration:

Please register at the following link:

http://turnbull.events.tadnet.org/

Joining Online:

Click on the following link and enter your name into the guest field:

http://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/cadre1/

Joining by Phone:

For best audio quality we recommend you dial in using a telephone:

1-877-512-6886 and enter Conference ID 679 683 6031#

This webinar will be recorded. View past CADRE webinar recordings


Mon 4/6/2015

University of Tennessee FUTURE Program Open House

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: University of Tennessee, 30 Claxton Complex, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard
ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

FUTURE helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life by providing them with career counseling and developing their academic, vocational, and decision making skills.

FUTURE is a comprehensive transition program for unique learners, highly motivated young adults whose disability is characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a vocational certificate.

The FUTURE program welcomes visitors at just about any time; we are especially interested in meeting with prospective students, their teachers, and families. You can email futureut@utk.edu to arrange your visit. To register please complete the form below at http://futureut.utk.edu/visit-future/


Tue 4/7/2015

IEP Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children's Way
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Wed 4/8/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

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


Fri 4/10/2015 - Sat 4/11/2015

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy Tour (Memphis)

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: TBA
CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy Tour is rolling across the country raising awareness and building excitement toward ADA25 - the 25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015!

The Tour includes:

  • The "Road to Freedom" ADA Bus - which traveled to 48 states in 2007 to raise support for the ADA Amendments Act - courtesy of the Disability Rights Center and driven by veteran disability rights photographer, Tom Olin;

  • a four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disABILITY History;

  • displays on The ADA Legacy Project and its effort to preserve of disability history; celebrate disability history milestones; and educate future generations of disability advocates;

  • a "Because of the ADA . . ." booth where you can post your thoughts and photos to illustrate the difference the ADA has made in your life;

  • the ADA quilt - add your signature to thousands of others who have participated in the Tour;

  • displays on the history of the Road to Freedom Tour;

  • an information table with handouts on The ADA Legacy Project and the ADA, plus information from our partners and sponsors; and

  • events, workshops, artifacts, and other programming provided by local hosts.

Six of the Tour stops will be housed at the Abilities Expo, one of our major Tour partners. These stops will include a workshop on the ADA, courtesy of the ADA National Network.

Each stop will have a unique theme and purpose.  From 2014 to date, the bus has traveled to 18 states and more than 11,500 miles.

As it stands, the current route for 2015 (which may change depending upon funding, logistics, interest, etc.) is:

  • January 28-30: Orlando, FL

  • February TBD: Tampa, FL 

  • February 22: Boca Raton, FL

  • March 1-4: Austin, TX

  • March 9-13: Denver, CO

  • March 17-20: Topeka, KS

  • March 30-31: Columbia, MO

  • April 2-4: Bentonville, AR

  • April 7-8: Hot Springs, AR

  • April 10-11: Memphis, TN

  • April 14-17: Nashville, TN 

  • April 19-23: Washington, DC

  • April 29-30: Buffalo, NY

  • May TBD: Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte, NC 

  • May 10-11: Atlanta, GA 

  • May 12-14: Knoxville, TN

  • May 15-16: Expo, Atlanta, GA

  • May 18-22: Birmingham and Montgomery, AL 

  • May TBD: Augusta, GA (gas/photo op)

  • June 1-2: Charleston, SC

  • June, TBD: Columbia, SC (gas/photo op)

  • June 4: Anderson, SC

  • June 5-6: Greenville, SC

  • June 12-13: Atlanta, GA 

  • June 16: Springfield, IL

  • June 17-20: Indiana

  • June 24-27: Milwaukee, WI

  • July 1-4: Missoula, MT 

  • July 11: Rochester, NY 

  • July 13-14: New York, NY

  • July 18: Chicago, IL

  • July 20: Toledo, OH 

  • July 22: Cleveland, OH

  • July 23: Columbus, OH (gas/photo op)

  • July TBD: Pittsburgh, PA (gas/photo op)

  • July 25: Philadelphia, PA 

  • July 26: Caravan to Washington, DC

  • July 26-28: Washington, DC 

For more information on the tour visit:  http://www.adalegacy.com/ada25/ada-legacy-tour


Tue 4/14/2015 - Fri 4/17/2015

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy Tour (Nashville)

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: TBA
CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy Tour is rolling across the country raising awareness and building excitement toward ADA25 - the 25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015!

The Tour includes:

  • The "Road to Freedom" ADA Bus - which traveled to 48 states in 2007 to raise support for the ADA Amendments Act - courtesy of the Disability Rights Center and driven by veteran disability rights photographer, Tom Olin;

  • a four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disABILITY History;

  • displays on The ADA Legacy Project and its effort to preserve of disability history; celebrate disability history milestones; and educate future generations of disability advocates;

  • a "Because of the ADA . . ." booth where you can post your thoughts and photos to illustrate the difference the ADA has made in your life;

  • the ADA quilt - add your signature to thousands of others who have participated in the Tour;

  • displays on the history of the Road to Freedom Tour;

  • an information table with handouts on The ADA Legacy Project and the ADA, plus information from our partners and sponsors; and

  • events, workshops, artifacts, and other programming provided by local hosts.

Six of the Tour stops will be housed at the Abilities Expo, one of our major Tour partners. These stops will include a workshop on the ADA, courtesy of the ADA National Network.

Each stop will have a unique theme and purpose.  From 2014 to date, the bus has traveled to 18 states and more than 11,500 miles.

As it stands, the current route for 2015 (which may change depending upon funding, logistics, interest, etc.) is:

  • January 28-30: Orlando, FL

  • February TBD: Tampa, FL 

  • February 22: Boca Raton, FL

  • March 1-4: Austin, TX

  • March 9-13: Denver, CO

  • March 17-20: Topeka, KS

  • March 30-31: Columbia, MO

  • April 2-4: Bentonville, AR

  • April 7-8: Hot Springs, AR

  • April 10-11: Memphis, TN

  • April 14-17: Nashville, TN 

  • April 19-23: Washington, DC

  • April 29-30: Buffalo, NY

  • May TBD: Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte, NC 

  • May 10-11: Atlanta, GA 

  • May 12-14: Knoxville, TN

  • May 15-16: Expo, Atlanta, GA

  • May 18-22: Birmingham and Montgomery, AL 

  • May TBD: Augusta, GA (gas/photo op)

  • June 1-2: Charleston, SC

  • June, TBD: Columbia, SC (gas/photo op)

  • June 4: Anderson, SC

  • June 5-6: Greenville, SC

  • June 12-13: Atlanta, GA 

  • June 16: Springfield, IL

  • June 17-20: Indiana

  • June 24-27: Milwaukee, WI

  • July 1-4: Missoula, MT 

  • July 11: Rochester, NY 

  • July 13-14: New York, NY

  • July 18: Chicago, IL

  • July 20: Toledo, OH 

  • July 22: Cleveland, OH

  • July 23: Columbus, OH (gas/photo op)

  • July TBD: Pittsburgh, PA (gas/photo op)

  • July 25: Philadelphia, PA 

  • July 26: Caravan to Washington, DC

  • July 26-28: Washington, DC 

For more information on the tour visit:  http://www.adalegacy.com/ada25/ada-legacy-tour


Thu 4/16/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Dayton
County: Rhea
Location: YMCA Childcare Facility, 1006 Market Street
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Fri 4/17/2015 - Sat 4/18/2015

TN International Dyslexia Association's (IDA) Annual Rise Conference

City: Brentwood
County: Williamson
Location: Currey Ingram Academy, 6544 Murray Lane

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Fri 4/17/2015

Chattanooga Autism Center’s (CAC) 6th Annual Autism Conference

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: Chattanooga Convention Center
ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

SAVE THE DATE – Registration will open soon. Details at: http://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/

The Chattanooga Autism Center is a parent and advocate driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides lifespan support and services for people with autism spectrum disorders and for their families. The center also serves as an advocacy resource and builds awareness about autism in our region.


Tue 4/21/2015

Special Education Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children's Way
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

 


Wed 4/22/2015

Cultural Impact of Race, Religion, & Language on Disabilities

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 100 Magnolia Circle, Room 241
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 4/25/2015

Parent Summit

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children's Way
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Family Voices of Tennessee, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Health (CYSHCN) is hosting a Parent Summit.

 

Participants in the Summit will: 

  • Form a shared vision for optimal health outcomes for CYSHCN
  • Establish and enhance mutually beneficial partnerships with family leaders and organizations across the state
  • Gain skills and insights needed to collaborate with other leaders across the state, ultimately leading to improving outcomes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN), chronic illnesses, disabilities, and their families

The discussion will be facilitated and moderated by Eileen Forlenza from Denver, CO.  She is the Chair-Elect for the Board of Directors at the Association of Maternal & child Health Programs (AMCHP).  She is also the mother of a daughter with special health care needs.  Using her experiences in overcoming adversity, Eileen is committed to motivational speaking and encouraging leadership among parents, families, and professionals.  To learn more about Eileen: http://eileenforlenza.com/about-eileen.html 


Location:   Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2nd Floor Children's Theater, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232



Please click on the following link to register:  

http://www.tfaforms.com/363696


Wed 4/29/2015

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

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

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

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

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


Tue 5/12/2015 - Thu 5/14/2015

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy Tour (Knoxville)

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: TBA
ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy Tour is rolling across the country raising awareness and building excitement toward ADA25 - the 25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015!

The Tour includes:

  • The "Road to Freedom" ADA Bus - which traveled to 48 states in 2007 to raise support for the ADA Amendments Act - courtesy of the Disability Rights Center and driven by veteran disability rights photographer, Tom Olin;

  • a four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disABILITY History;

  • displays on The ADA Legacy Project and its effort to preserve of disability history; celebrate disability history milestones; and educate future generations of disability advocates;

  • a "Because of the ADA . . ." booth where you can post your thoughts and photos to illustrate the difference the ADA has made in your life;

  • the ADA quilt - add your signature to thousands of others who have participated in the Tour;

  • displays on the history of the Road to Freedom Tour;

  • an information table with handouts on The ADA Legacy Project and the ADA, plus information from our partners and sponsors; and

  • events, workshops, artifacts, and other programming provided by local hosts.

Six of the Tour stops will be housed at the Abilities Expo, one of our major Tour partners. These stops will include a workshop on the ADA, courtesy of the ADA National Network.

Each stop will have a unique theme and purpose.  From 2014 to date, the bus has traveled to 18 states and more than 11,500 miles.

As it stands, the current route for 2015 (which may change depending upon funding, logistics, interest, etc.) is:

  • January 28-30: Orlando, FL

  • February TBD: Tampa, FL 

  • February 22: Boca Raton, FL

  • March 1-4: Austin, TX

  • March 9-13: Denver, CO

  • March 17-20: Topeka, KS

  • March 30-31: Columbia, MO

  • April 2-4: Bentonville, AR

  • April 7-8: Hot Springs, AR

  • April 10-11: Memphis, TN

  • April 14-17: Nashville, TN 

  • April 19-23: Washington, DC

  • April 29-30: Buffalo, NY

  • May TBD: Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte, NC 

  • May 10-11: Atlanta, GA 

  • May 12-14: Knoxville, TN

  • May 15-16: Expo, Atlanta, GA

  • May 18-22: Birmingham and Montgomery, AL 

  • May TBD: Augusta, GA (gas/photo op)

  • June 1-2: Charleston, SC

  • June, TBD: Columbia, SC (gas/photo op)

  • June 4: Anderson, SC

  • June 5-6: Greenville, SC

  • June 12-13: Atlanta, GA 

  • June 16: Springfield, IL

  • June 17-20: Indiana

  • June 24-27: Milwaukee, WI

  • July 1-4: Missoula, MT 

  • July 11: Rochester, NY 

  • July 13-14: New York, NY

  • July 18: Chicago, IL

  • July 20: Toledo, OH 

  • July 22: Cleveland, OH

  • July 23: Columbus, OH (gas/photo op)

  • July TBD: Pittsburgh, PA (gas/photo op)

  • July 25: Philadelphia, PA 

  • July 26: Caravan to Washington, DC

  • July 26-28: Washington, DC 

For more information on the tour visit:  http://www.adalegacy.com/ada25/ada-legacy-tour


Thu 5/21/2015 - Fri 5/22/2015

13th Annual Tennessee Disability Mega Conference

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Nashville Airport Marriott

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

For more information 1-800-835-7077 or visit:  www.tndisabilitymegaconference.org




Wed 5/27/2015

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/2/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/9/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/16/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/23/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/30/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 10/7/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 10/14/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 10/21/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 10/28/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 11/4/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 11/11/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 11/18/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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