Events | 1/31/2015 - 1/31/2016

Sat 1/31/2015

Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South Workshop on Best Practices in Education with Michael Remus

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: • Baptist East Hospital Medical Plaza 2, Garrett Auditorium, 6027 Walnut Grove
Time(s): 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South presents a must see workshop, you don’t want to miss where you will learn best practices in educating the student with Down syndrome along with effective steps to inclusion in the classroom and community. This workshop is for parents, but also appropriate for educators as well, so please share with your student's teacher.


Box Lunch Provided, Childcare Available  To RSVP contact the Down Syndrome

Association of Memphis & the Mid-South office at admin@dsamemphis.org or 901-547-7588, RSVP is not required to attend.


Michael is passionate about building all schools to be a community for every student.  He has co-authored seven books for parents on how special education works and two effective practices manuals on special education for schools. Most of his professional career has been in the classroom and in training parents and educators on how special education works. He has worked in six educational systems with varying numbers of students, schools and geographic areas and guided them in doing systems change. He has received many awards for his work regarding inclusive practices including the recent Educator of the Year Award from the National Down Syndrome Congress.   He is a national consultant and author of several books on inclusion who has served in various roles such as regular education teacher,  special education teacher, school principal, college instructor, special education director for a school district, state special education director for the State of Kansas, and is also the parent of four children, two of whom have disabilities. Currently the Director of Special Education for Deer Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona, he continues to consult with school districts, provide individual assistance and training to parents and educators on special education issues, and serve as a consultant to other districts.    


Tue 2/3/2015

TN Disability Community Legislative Reception 2015

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Sheraton Hotel Downtown, 623 Union Street
Time(s): 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars



Join us at the Disability Community Legislative Reception for members of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown, 623 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219.  

Click here to RSVP by Jan 19th 

Co-sponsored by:

  • AARP

  • Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association 

  • The Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee

  • Disability Rights Tennessee

  • National MS Society Mid-South Chapter

  • The Arc of Tennessee

  • Middle Tennessee Council of the Blind

  • Siskin Children’s Institute

  • Tennessee Blind Vendors

  • Tennessee Health Care Campaign


    Tue 2/3/2015

    Why Can't My Child Get Organized? Presentation

    City: Germantown
    County: Shelby
    Location: Bodine School, 2432 Yester Oaks Drive
    Time(s): 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


    Wed 2/4/2015

    TN Disability Day on the Hill 2015

    City: Nashville
    County: Davidson
    Location: Legislative Plaza, 301 6th Avenue North
    Time(s): 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

    Join us for Disability Day on the Hill 2015 on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Legislative Plaza 301 6th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37243.

    We encourage you to call and set up in-person meetings with your state legislators! Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov

    Questions? Email: ddh@tndisability.org or call: 615-383-9442.

    No RSVP necessary to participate.


    Fri 2/6/2015

    Transition from Early Intervention to School

    City: Memphis
    County: Shelby
    Location: Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS), 3971 Knight Arnold Road
    Time(s): 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Workshops - West TN


    Sat 2/7/2015

    Wills/ Conservatorship Clinic

    City: Knoxville
    County: Knox
    Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children's Way
    Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


    Mon 2/9/2015

    Special Education Overview for Families Affected by Childhood Cancer

    City: Chattanooga
    County: Hamilton
    Location: Hatch’s House of Hope, Erlanger Medical Mall
    Time(s): 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Workshops - East TN


    Tue 2/10/2015

    Basic Special Education Rights & Responsibilities Workshop

    City: Chattanooga
    County: Hamilton
    Location: LifeLine, Inc., 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 112
    Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Workshops - East TN


    Tue 2/10/2015

    30 Ways to Shine Conference

    City: Memphis
    County: Shelby
    Location: Sheraton Memphis Downtown, 250 North Main Street
    Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

    Click here for agenda


    Sat 2/14/2015

    Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

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

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

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

    • Eligibility
    • Evaluations
    • Team Members
    • Time Lines
    • IEP Development
    • Related Services
    • Preparing for an IEP Meeting

    To register call Grace James at 615-494-8880 or via email at dyslexia@mtsu.edu

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Sat 2/14/2015

    Special Education Basic Rights Workshop for Professionals

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

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

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

    • Eligibility
    • Evaluations
    • Team Members
    • Time Lines
    • IEP Development
    • Related Services
    • Preparing for an IEP Meeting

    To register call Grace James at 615-494-8880 or via email at dyslexia@mtsu.edu

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Sat 2/14/2015

    TRIAD Families First Program - Developing Successful Social and Play Skills

    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 2/16/2015

    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 2/17/2015

    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

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

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

    • Eligibility
    • Evaluations
    • Team Members
    • Time Lines
    • IEP Development
    • Related Services
    • Preparing for an IEP Meeting

    To register call Tracy Bock at 865-690-8961, ext. 2225 or via email at tbock@etch.com

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Thu 2/19/2015

    SEPTA General Membership Meeting - Q&A Segment with Representatives from STEP, Inc.

    City: Germantown
    County: Shelby
    Location: Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, 7901 Poplar Avenue
    Time(s): 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars, STEP Workshops - West TN


    Sat 2/21/2015

    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

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

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

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

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Tue 2/24/2015

    Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

    City: Knoxville
    County: Knox
    Location: Knoxville Marriott, 501 Hill Avenue
    Time(s): 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET
    Calendar: STEP Events - Statewide, STEP Workshops - East TN

    Pete Wright, Esq. a nationally known expert, will bring his gold-standard Wrightslaw Training to Knoxville, Tennessee for a one-day special education law and advocacy workshop that focuses on four areas:

    • special education law, rights and responsibilities
    • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
    • SMART IEPs
    • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

    Cost:

    Non-Refundable Rates through January 31, 2015:



    $150 for self-advocates or family members (includes one-year membership in The Arc)

    $135 for members of The Arc (not needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $235 for members of The Arc (needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $250 for professionals (includes CEUs or CLEs )



    Non-Refundable Rates as of February 1, 2015:



    $200 for self-advocates or family members (includes one-year membership in The Arc)

    $185 for members of The Arc (not needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $285 for members of The Arc (needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $300 for professionals (includes CEUs or CLEs)



    Registration will close once venue capacity has been reached. No walk-in registrations will be accepted. 

    Click here to register online.



    Conference includes coffee/tea in the morning, lunch, afternoon snacks and four books, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition), Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs and Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.



    Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. CLE's (continuing legal education) credits are pending.



    Refund Policy: Non-Refundable Registration can be transferred to another attendee with prior notice.



    Accommodations: Contact Lori Cutler-Turner at lturner@thearctn.org via email no later than January 15, 2015.



    Scholarships: There are no scholarships available for this conference.



    Questions? Contact Lori Cutler-Turner by email at lturner@thearctn.org or Treva Maitland by email at tmaitland@thearctn.org or by telephone 615-767-5041.

    Wed 2/25/2015

    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.


    Thu 2/26/2015

    Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

    City: Memphis
    County: Shelby
    Location: Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 330 Innovation Drive
    Time(s): 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT
    Calendar: STEP Events - Statewide, STEP Workshops - West TN

    Pete Wright, Esq. a nationally known expert, will bring his gold-standard Wrightslaw Training to Knoxville, Tennessee for a one-day special education law and advocacy workshop that focuses on four areas:

    • special education law, rights and responsibilities
    • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
    • SMART IEPs
    • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

    Cost:

    Non-Refundable Rates through January 31, 2015:



    $150 for self-advocates or family members (includes one-year membership in The Arc)

    $135 for members of The Arc (not needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $235 for members of The Arc (needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $250 for professionals (includes CEUs or CLEs )



    Non-Refundable Rates as of February 1, 2015:



    $200 for self-advocates or family members (includes one-year membership in The Arc)

    $185 for members of The Arc (not needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $285 for members of The Arc (needing CEUs or CLEs)

    $300 for professionals (includes CEUs or CLEs)



    Registration will close once venue capacity has been reached. No walk-in registrations will be accepted. 

    Click here to register online.



    Conference includes coffee/tea in the morning, lunch, afternoon snacks and four books, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition), Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs and Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.



    Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. CLE's (continuing legal education) credits are pending.



    Refund Policy: Non-Refundable Registration can be transferred to another attendee with prior notice.



    Accommodations: Contact Lori Cutler-Turner at lturner@thearctn.org via email no later than January 15, 2015.



    Scholarships: There are no scholarships available for this conference.



    Questions? Contact Lori Cutler-Turner by email at lturner@thearctn.org or Treva Maitland by email at tmaitland@thearctn.org or by telephone 615-767-5041.

    Thu 2/26/2015

    Autism Tennessee Summer Opportunities Fair

    City: Nashville
    County: Davidson
    Location: Nashville First Church of the Nazarene, 510 Woodland Street
    Time(s): 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

    At our 8th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair, we are excited to welcome individuals and agencies to participate, sharing recreational, research, and summer opportunities for the autism and disability community.

    This fair will feature recreational opportunities such as camps, arts, music, dance, swimming, and parks & recreation programs, as well as various research programs available through local universities.

    • The event is Free.
    • Childcare will NOT be available.
    • Free parking is available.
    • Registration is NOT required.

    Exhibitor and Vendor opportunities are available!  Email Amy at amoseley@autismtn.org for more information.

    Feel free to come and browse the fair anytime between 5:30 and 8:00 pm.

    http://autismtn.org/event/summer-opportunities-fair-2/     


    Tue 3/3/2015

    Clarence Brown Theatre to Provide Deaf Night at the Theatre Performances

    City: Knoxville
    County: Knox
    Location: Clarence Brown Theatre, 206 McClung Tower
    Time(s): 7:30 PM CT
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

    The Clarence Brown Theatre will hold three Deaf Night at the Theatre performances during the 2014-2015 Season.  The performances include: The Miracle Worker on Tuesday, October 14, A Christmas Carol on Tuesday, December 9 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Tuesday, March 3.  The performances are supported in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.  For tickets, please call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161. 

    “We are excited about our upcoming Deaf Night at the Theatre performances at the CBT.  Borne out of a great need in this community, and out of collaborations with area service providers, these performances enable audiences of all kinds the opportunity to enjoy a culturally rich theatre-going experience,” said David B. Byrd, CBT Managing Director.

    Produced in partnership with UT’s Center on Deafness, the performances are fully accessible to members of the Deaf community with more than a dozen interpreters stationed throughout the theatre and two teams interpreting the production. A number of seats with the best sightline to the interpreters are held in reserve.  

    “It is particularly appropriate for The Miracle Worker, a show about Helen Keller, to be accessible to everyone given that she was a pioneer and a tireless advocate for the rights of people with disabilities to have full access to education, employment, and the responsibilities of citizenship. In that spirit, the Center on Deafness at UT is thrilled to be a part of efforts to make the Clarence Brown Theatre accessible to the community," said David Smith, Director of the UT Center on Deafness. 

    In addition to Deaf Night at the Theatre events, the CBT also will have Open Captioned performances on the first Sunday 2:00 pm matinee for each of the 2014-2015 Season productions: The Miracle Worker on October 5; 4000 Miles on November 2; A Christmas Carol on November 30; “Master Harold”…and the boys on February 8; A Midsummer Night’s Dream on February 22; A Shayna Maidel on March 29; and The Threepenny Opera on April 19.Open Captioning is a text display of all of the words and sounds heard during a production—very similar to closed captioning on a television.  

    Also, a free panel discussion titled “Sociocultural and Technological Advances for Deaf and Deaf-Blind Individuals” will take place immediately following the October 5 matinee of The Miracle Worker

    With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic LORT (League of Resident Theatre) institutions in the nation.  Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Calvin MacLean and Managing Director David B. Byrd, the CBT season runs from August through May and features eight productions ranging from musicals to drama.  The 2014-2015 Season includes: Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Miracle Worker, 4000 Miles, A Christmas Carol, “Master Harold”…and the boys, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Shayna Maidel, and The Threepenny Opera.

    For more information, tickets or accessibility accommodation requests including Open Captioning, ASL, and assistive technologies, please call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161 or visit us online at clarencebrowntheatre.com/access. Stay connected to the Clarence Brown Theatre on Facebook (Clarence Brown Theatre), follow us on Twitter (@ClarenceBrown) and view Clarence Brown videos on YouTube (Clarence Bro).

    Click here for brochure


    Tue 3/3/2015

    A Framework for Understanding Economic Classes

    Time(s): 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

    Dr. Ruby Payne returns to Memphis on March 3, 2015, to present "A Framework for Understanding Economic Classes." 

    If you have previously attended this session, here’s your chance to invite all those people you were thinking about that you wished could have heard Dr. Payne’s presentation when you did!

    There is no charge for the attending; however, we ask that you commit to staying for the entire workshop (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Lunch will be provided. 

    You may register online via the link below. Your attendance is not verified until you receive a confirmation notification. After you complete the registration form and press submit you will receive a reply on the screen either confirming your registration or placing you on the waiting list. You may want to print it for your reference.

    If more than five people wish to attend from the same organization, please contact Karla Davis at kdavis@assisifoundation.org. Also, if you have any questions about your registration or confirmation, please contact Karla.

    Online Registration Link: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OJ00Bt_bh4VrJ93s6NEjgvQE5ZGQz9YGxPDy4qskBbI/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

    For more information contact Taylor Wamble, Operations Manager, The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc., at 901-684-1564 or visit www.assisifoundation.org


    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: STEP Events - Statewide, STEP Workshops - Middle TN

    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


    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 - East TN

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

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

    To register call Grace James at 615-494-8880 or via email at dyslexia@mtsu.edu

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Sat 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 - East TN

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

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

    To register call Grace James at 615-494-8880 or via email at dyslexia@mtsu.edu

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Sat 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

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

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

    To register call Tracy Bock at 865-690-8961, ext. 2225 or via email at tbock@etch.com

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Sat 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

    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/


    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.


    Tue 3/31/2015

    Instructionally Appropriate 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

    STEP, Inc. Presents:  Instructionally Appropriate IEP Workshop

    What are the Keys to Writing an Instructionally Appropriate Individualized Education Plan? 

    This workshop will give you guidance on how to write Parent Concerns into the IEP; how to write Present Levels of Education Performance (PLEP) into the IEP in such a way that a child’s functional level is clear to everyone who reads them; how to write projected skills into the IEP in such way that a child’s goals are clear and measurable to everyone who needs to provide services to your child.  Participants may bring their child's IEP and learn specific techniques to use in developing goals and objectives designed to meet their child's individual needs.

    All parents of children in special education and parents of children that might need special education are invited to come out for our FREE workshop.

    To register call:  Angela Jackson at 423-272-7629, ext. 136 or via email at angela.jackson@hck12.net

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    Mon 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/


    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

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

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

    • Eligibility
    • Evaluations
    • Team Members
    • Time Lines
    • IEP Development
    • Related Services
    • Preparing for an IEP Meeting

    To register call Patience Cole at 615-452-1054 or via email at pcole@hatstn.org

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    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


    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.


    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


    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

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

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

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

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

    To register call: Tracy Bock at 865-690-8961, ext. 2225 or via email at tbock@etch.com

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

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

    Click here for flyer


    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


    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.


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