Events | 10/1/2016 - 10/1/2017

Sat 10/1/2016

Basic Rights: Training on IDEA Parent's Introduction to Special Education Condensed Workshop

City: Kingsport
County: Sullivan
Location: Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

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Sun 10/2/2016

Dyslexia Awareness Celebration

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: L & N Stem Academy, 401 Henley Street
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Decoding Dyslexia - TN and the Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association have teamed up to make this year's East Tennessee Redeeming Red celebration something amazing! On Sunday, October 2nd, join us at the L&N STEM Academy and WEAR RED. We're #RedeemingRed for dyslexia (making red, which is often a negative color for our kids ..red pens ...a positive color ..their color to own). 

The evening will include: 

5:00 - 7:00 pm: A unique an interactive presentation by Sean Ochsenbein, a charismatic and engaging speaker. He'll share his dyslexia story titled The "Blessing": How Learning from Your Disability Makes You Stronger. Sean went from special education to becoming a 4th year medical student at Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU and keynote speaker! His story is real, raw, and inspirational. It's a must hear for ALL teachers, parents and students!

7:00 - 8:30 pm: After Sean's presentation, we'll gather on the World's Fair Park lawn for a time of fellowship, sharing and REDEEMING RED. SUPER HEROS will be on hand, we'll have free comics books (thanks to Barnes & Noble), and more!

Space is limited for keynote speaker and a registration link will be live in early September.

Cost is $10 for adults (for the keynote speaker), kids are free (recommended for ages 8 and up). The event on the World's Fair lawn after the keynote speech the activities are FREE for everyone which will begin around 7:00 pm. 

Check back here for registration in early September at tnida.org


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

Click here to download flyer


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

Click here to download flyer


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


Fri 10/14/2016

Cut the Red Tape and Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia Symposium

City: Murfreesboro
County: Rutherford
Location: Middle Tennessee State University, McWherter Learning Resources Center
Time(s): 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Please join us for a day designed to provide educators and parents with a practical overview of how to identify and meet the needs of individuals with dyslexia within the RTI2 framework based on the new Tennessee Dyslexia Law.

  • Take a deep dive into Dyslexia and Specific Reading Disability
  • Learn how to leverage RTI2 to meet the needs of individuals with dyslexia
  • Learn how parents and educators can work together to support students with dyslexia

Speakers

  • Timothy Odegard – Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies MTSU
  • Aimee Holt – Associate Professor of Psychology MTSU and leading expert on RTI2
  • Deborah Lynam – National Advocate for Parents and Educators

Panel of leading experts in reading and dyslexia from across Tennessee will answer audience questions at the end of the day. 

Registration Fee: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Register Here (Registration required)


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

Tue 10/18/2016

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

Click here to download flyer


Tue 10/18/2016

Disability Awareness Day

City: Maryville
County: Blount
Location: Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Center, 1749 Triangle Park Drive
Time(s): 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


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

Planning for Life After High School Transition Event

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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Click here to download agenda


Fri 10/21/2016

Planning for Life After High School Transition Event

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road
Time(s): 8:15 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Transition Institutes, STEP Workshops - East TN

Click here to download flyer

Click here to download agenda


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

Tue 10/25/2016

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

Click here  to download flyer


Wed 10/26/2016

Douglas-Cherokee Head Start Parent Fair

City: Morristown
County: Hamblen
Location: Buffalo Trail Baptist Church, 1829 Sherwood Drive
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

For more information call 423-587-4501 or 423-586-7525


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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

English Flyer

Español Flyer 


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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