Events | 10/30/2014 - 10/30/2015

Thu 10/30/2014

Conversations That Matter - The Changing Employment Landscape in Tennessee and Nationwide

City: Greeneville
County: Greene
Location: Greene County Skills, 130 Bob Smith Blvd.
Time(s): 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Thu 10/30/2014

Conversations That Matter - The Changing Employment Landscape in Tennessee and Nationwide

City: Greeneville
County: Greene
Location: Greene County Skills, 130 Bob Smith Blvd.
Time(s): 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Mon 11/3/2014

Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities Support Group

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

 

 

 


Mon 11/3/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Collaborating Agencies


Wed 11/5/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

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

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

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

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

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Thu 11/6/2014

IEP Workshop

City: Blountville
County: Sullivan
Location: Northeast State Community College, Library Room L226, 2425 Highway 75
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 Melissa Keeler a 423-863-6473.

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.

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Fri 11/7/2014

25th Anniversary Celebration of STEP, Inc.

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: 5th and Main Condos, Unit 601, 2115 Yeaman Place
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Events - Statewide



Please Join the STEP Board of Directors and Staff as we celebrate the
 25th Anniversary of STEP, Inc.

                                           Date:  Friday, November 7, 2014

                                           Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

                                           Where:  5th and Main Condos, Unit 601
                                                          2115 Yeaman Place, Nashville, TN 37206

Guest Remarks at 6:30 pm

Hors d’oeuvres and Dessert will be served

RSVP by October 31, 2014

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Become a Silver Star Donor Today!

In addition, we would like to give you an opportunity to support STEP’s 25 years of serving families through a contribution to our “Silver Star Campaign”

Donors to this special campaign will be part of a group showing their commitment to STEP and helping us in our mission to ensure a brighter future for children with disabilities!


Mon 11/10/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Collaborating Agencies


Wed 11/12/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

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

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

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

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

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Wed 11/12/2014

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

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


Una Introduccion a la Ley de Educacion Especial IDEA

(Acta de Educacion para Individuos con Discapacidades)

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

v  Evaluaciones

v  Miembros del Equipo

v  Lineas de Tiempo

v  Desarrollo del IEP

v  Servicios Relacionados

v  Preparandose para una reunion de IEP

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

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

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

Espanol




Mon 11/17/2014

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2014, Fall

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Collaborating Agencies


Wed 11/19/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

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

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

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

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

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Wed 11/19/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Waverly
County: Humphreys
Location: Waverly Church of Nazarene, 619 East Main Street
Time(s): 12:00 PM - 3:00 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.

To register call Sheena Lewis at 931-289-4135, ext. 12 or via email at slewis@highlandrim.org.

Sponsored by:  Highland Rim Head Start

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.

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Wed 11/26/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

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

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

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

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

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Mon 12/1/2014

Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities Support Group

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

 

 

 


Tue 12/2/2014

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


Wed 12/3/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

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

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

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

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

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Thu 12/4/2014

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: Signal Centers, Inc., 109 North Germantown Road
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 Dr. Michele Valadie at 423-385-5257 or via email michele_valadie@signalcenters.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.

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Tue 12/9/2014

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


Wed 12/10/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

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

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

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

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

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


Wed 12/17/2014

STEP Staff Available at Latino Memphis Each Wednesday

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

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

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

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

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer 


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).

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