Events | 4/18/2015 - 4/17/2016

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


Sat 4/18/2015

First Annual Cheatham County Kids Autism Awareness - Going Blue Event

City: Ashland City
County: Cheatham
Location: Cheatham County Courthouse Lawn, 100 Public Square
Time(s): 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT
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

 


Tue 4/21/2015

Creating a Brighter Future for Children & Youth with Disabilities - EVENT POSTPONED

City: Mountain City
County: Johnson
Location: First Christian Church, 401 West Main Street
Time(s): 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN

Please note this event has been postponed until May.  New date will be posted ASAP.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Wed 4/22/2015

Youth Violence: Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, School and Mob Violence, A Panel Discussion

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The Urban Child Institute, Auditorium, 600 Jefferson Avenue
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council Presents Youth Violence: Bullying, Cyber-Bullying and Mob Violence, A Panel Discussion.

According to the Center for Disease Control, in a 2011 nationally-representative sample of youth in grades 9-12:

  • 20.1% reported being bullied on school property in the 12 months preceding the survey; the prevalence was higher among females (22.0%) than males (18.2%).

  • 16.2% reported being bullied electronically (email, chat room, website, texting) in the 12 months preceding the survey; the prevalence was higher among females (22.1%) than males (10.8%).2

  • 3.9% reported being in a physical fight one or more times in the previous 12 months that resulted in injuries that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse.

The panel will discuss the issue of youth violence in Memphis/Shelby County, including best practices to address it before it happens.

Panelists:

Len Edwards, Executive Director

Commission on Missing and Exploited Children 

Randy McPherson, EdD, LPC, NCSC, NBCT, Student Support

Shelby County Schools

Michele Phillips, Associate Program Director, Memphis

Facing History and Ourselves

Dr. J. R. Futrell, President *

Young Man University

* Invited

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Certificates of attendance will be emailed to participants desiring them after the training.

Parking for this event will be in the fenced parking lot across the street from the Urban Child Institute.

For more information contact: Gwendolyn Wright at Gwendolyn.Wright@tn.gov or (901) 543-7657

Have questions about Youth Violence: Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, School and Mob Violence, A Panel Discussion? Contact The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council


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 4/22/2015

Cultural Impact of Race, Language & Religion on Disability Seminar

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle, Room 241
Time(s): 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Wed 4/22/2015

Special Needs Planning Lunch and Learn Series

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Ron Terry Center Auditorium, 4385 Poplar Avenue
Time(s): 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Fri 4/24/2015

Tipton County Schools Jobs/ Career/ Health/ Information Fair

City: Covington
County: TIpton
Location: The Alternative Learning Center, 800 Bert Johnson Drive
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 4/25/2015

Early Childhood Trasitions Workshop

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


Sat 4/25/2015

Parent Summit

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

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

 

Participants in the Summit will: 

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

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


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



Please click on the following link to register:  

http://www.tfaforms.com/363696


Sat 4/25/2015

SEPTA's 3rd Annual Family Fun Day

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: East Win Christian Church, 4350 Hacks Cross Road
Time(s): 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 4/25/2015

Putting the Pieces Together - MNPS Autism Awareness Event

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Glencliff High School Auditorium, 160 Antioch Pike
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 4/25/2015

Juntando las Piezas del Rompecabezas - Invitación a Evento Sobre Autismo

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Auditorio de Glencliff High School, 160 Antioch Pike
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Wed 4/29/2015

Special Needs Planning Lunch and Learn Series

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Ron Terry Center Auditorium, 4385 Poplar Avenue
Time(s): 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 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.


Thu 4/30/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

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


Wed 5/6/2015

Anti-Discrimination Law - Section 504 Workshop

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


Fri 5/8/2015

JMCSS 5th Annual Transition Fair

City: Jackson
County: Madison
Location: Campbell Street Church of Christ, 1490 Campbell Street
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 5/9/2015

2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride - STEP Fundraiser

City: Greeneville
County: Greene
Location: STEP, Inc., 712 Professional Plaza
Time(s): 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Events - Statewide


Sat 5/9/2015

Condensed Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Learning Rx Memphis-Germantown, 3315 Hack Cross Road #109
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 5/12/2015

Understanding Accommodations & Modifications Workshop

City: Jackson
County: Madision
Location: Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1902 Campbell Street
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


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


Fri 5/15/2015

Spring Service Provider Fair

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: Martin Luther King High, 1530 Dellwood Avenue
Time(s): 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

The Achievement School District will host their Spring Service Provider Fair on Friday, May 15, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Martin Luther King Prep (formally Frayser High School).  Exhibits and vendors will provide information and services available to ASD schools’ representatives.  For more details contact Sharon Neeley at 901-334-8088 or via email at sneely@tnasd.org. .


Mon 5/18/2015

Parenting a Child with Special Needs: How internet technology can help build your network of support and knowledge Webinar

Location: On-line
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Click to RSVP for this Event

Marianne Russo, Founder of Special Needs Radio 

Finding other parents who are sharing a similar journey can not only be comforting but also life- changing. Fortunately, parents anywhere can create an entire network of support, guidance, and wisdom thanks to technology they are already familiar with: social media. Join Marianne Russo, founder of Special Needs Radio, and discover how to purposefully and ethically use social media, blogs and the web to build a network of support and parenting knowledge to enrich your child’s life and wellbeing. Tips and resources for growing your assistive technology networks will also be shared.  

Click here for more details


Tue 5/19/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Talbott
County: Jefferson
Location: Cherokee Health Systems, 6350 West Andrew Johnson Highway
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


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.


Sat 5/30/2015

Kid Power: Empowering Kids to Success

City: Gray
County: Washington
Location: Appalachian Fairgrounds, Farm and Home building
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars





Join the Growing Coalition Working to Empower Kids.  FREE to the community, Kid Power is a festive approach to the typical health fair and offers a variety of children’s activities including performances from area performers, games, crafts, and much more!

Date:   Saturday, May 30. 2015

Time:   10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, TN - Farm and Home building

For more information call (423) 224-1000 or email: mbirdwel@frontierhealth.org.


Fri 6/5/2015

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

City: Memphis
County: Shelby
Location: The ARC Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Tue 6/9/2015

Anti-Discrimination Law - Section 504 Workshop

City: Jackson
County: Madison
Location: Jackson Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1902 Campbell Street
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Sun 6/21/2015 - Fri 6/26/2015

Special Education Law Symposium

City: Bethlehem, PA
Location: Lehigh University

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Register Now!

Special Education Law Symposium

The 40th Anniversary of the IDEA: The Past is Prologue

June 21 – June 26, 2015

Lehigh University’s intensive one-week institute provides a practical analysis of legislation, regulations, and case law relating to the education of students with disabilities. The symposium is designed for special education coordinators and teachers, principals, psychologists, parent advocates, attorneys (on both sides), hearing officers, state officials, and other individuals interested in legal literacy concerning the education of students with disabilities.

The program offers two parallel tracks, one for basic that offers in-depth foundation knowledge about the IDEA and Section 504: Eligibility, FAPE, LRE, Student Discipline, and Remedies. The other track is for advanced participants, offering brand new “hot topics”: Settlement Process, Exiting Special Education, “Meaningful” Parental Participation, Inadequate IEP Implementation as a FAPE Denial, Transition Services, Parental Private Placements, and State Complaint Resolution Process. 

The experienced program faculty features attorneys Laura Anthony (Ohio), Edward Bauer (Florida), Maria Blaeuer (Washington, DC), Esther Canty-Barnes (New Jersey), Andrew Cuddy (New York), Laura Gillis (Massachusetts), Zvi Greisman (Maryland), Dana Jonson (Connecticut), Michael Joyce (Massachusetts), Isabel Machado New Jersey), Deborah Mattison (Alabama), Kevin McDowell (Indiana), Michael Stafford (Delaware), and—from Pennsylvania--Andrew FaustJoshua KershenbaumDennis McAndrewsGabrielle Sereni, and Dr. Perry Zirkel.

The symposium begins on Sunday evening with a dinner and keynote lecture by Dr. Melody Musgrove, Director, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education.

The workshop is offered for graduate and continuing education credit. Weekly and daily options are available.  Full information is available on our website:  coe.lehigh.edu/law .  For any questions, email or call Shannon Weber or Donna Johnson at specialedlaw@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5557.


Fri 7/10/2015

Response to Intervention & Instruction (RTI) Workshop

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


Tue 7/14/2015

Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTI) Workshop

City: Jackson
County: Madision
Location: Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1902 Campbell Street
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Fri 8/14/2015

Understanding Accommodations & Modifications Workshop

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


Tue 8/18/2015

Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Workshop

City: Jackson
County: Madison
Location: Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1902 Campbell Street
Time(s): 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - West TN


Wed 9/2/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fri 9/4/2015

Taking the Mystery Out of Transition Workshop

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


Wed 9/9/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/16/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/23/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 9/30/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fri 10/2/2015

Understanding and Using Evaluations Workshop

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


Wed 10/7/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 10/14/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 10/21/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 10/28/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 11/4/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fri 11/6/2015

Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Workshop

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


Wed 11/11/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 11/18/2015

Volunteer Advocacy Project 2015, Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fri 12/4/2015

Inclusion & Least Restrictive Environment Workshop

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


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