Collaborating with TN School Systems
Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Collaborating with STEP will help your school:

  • Increase Parent Participation
  • Ensure Smooth Transitions From Part C
  • Improve Transition Outcomes for Students
  • Promote Effective Communication Between Parents and School Personnel
  • Reduce Number of Special Education Referrals
  • Advance RTI Initiatives and Reading Improvement
  • Identify & Resolve Areas of Non-Compliance
  • Stretch Resources Through Partnering

Let us work with you to reach your objectives!
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STEP Services for Schools

Our staff can:

  • Identify emerging issues and assist with resolution planning
  • Plan Transition Institutes
  • Facilitate IEP meetings
  • Partner on school events and inform families of events
  • Distribute Surveys to Families
  • Connect districts with family members to serve on boards

In Service Training:

  • Age Appropriate Transition Assessments
  • Train the Trainer: RTI What Parent’s Need to Know
  • Literacy: Strategies to reach student’s with significant disabilities
  • Building Effective Communication with Parents
  • Parent Involvement Standards In Action Training

Workshops or trainings where families are invited are FREE. RTI & Literacy Trainings are FREE to school personnel and families. Other in-service trainings may have a fee.

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"Working together as partners, STEP and TDOE have improved the relationship significantly through collaboration, workshops and publication of materials……and as a result, encouraging relationship building with local education staff. Together with STEP we can improve students with disabilities opportunities to be successful in school."

Joseph Fisher, Assistant Commissioner
TN Department of Education, Division of College and Career Readiness

We offer a wide range of FREE workshops for families that will help your system meet Federal Indicators and requirements including:

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  • Special Education Rights
  • Graduation
  • Parental Involvement
  • Transition and Age of Majority
  • Many More