Events | 7/24/2019 - 7/23/2020

Mon 7/22/2019 - Thu 7/25/2019

Youth Readiness and Dream Building Summer Transition Academy

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Franklin, 1405-A Brookwood Avenue
Time(s): 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Transition Event, STEP Workshops - West TN

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Wed 7/24/2019

5 Skills that Would Make Teaching Easier (and More Effective) Webinar

Location: Online
Time(s): 11:00 AM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Teaching is not an easy job and it’s not gotten any easier. Like just about every profession, the technology used for the job, the expectations and the pressure continue to increase. Too many teachers are not as effective as they need or want to be. More days than not, many leave their classrooms feeling frustrated and inadequate because they have gaps in their knowledge and skills.

In this webinar, we will explore five gaps in the knowledge and skill base of most teachers and how those impact their effectiveness and student learning. The gaps we will discuss exist in large part because teacher preparation programs treat them in a superficial way and do not provide an opportunity for teachers to practice the skills, and these skills aren’t naturally and easily learned “on the job” in the absence of focused professional development.

The five gaps we will discuss:

  1. Understanding of what learning is
  2. How to personalize (differentiate) instruction without driving themselves crazy or just pretending that they’re doing it.
  3. How to use data (not just understand it, but figure out what to do about it).
  4. What the purpose and effective practices of grading are.
  5. How to optimize their own learning.

We hope to provide insights into the importance of these gaps are and how they can be remedied.

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Part of the Neuroscience of Learning and Teaching Webinar Series


Sat 7/27/2019

3rd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium

City: Chattanooga
County: Hamilton
Location: Chattanoogan Hotel
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 4:40 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Autism-related presentations by the experts  (9:00 am to 4:40 pm)  

ASD Professional Topics:

Teaching functional skills to persons with autism using self-modeling, ASD professionals networking session, compassionate communication  

Parents Topics:

Young adults/adults panel, parents networking session, parents are partners for independent living (parts 1 and 2)  

Young Adults Topics:

Driving on the spectrum, interest circle groups, what is the neurodiversity movement, autistic women/nonbinary panel, successful young adults panel  

Adults Topics:

What you wish your doctor knew about autism, interest circle groups, workplace harassment panel, self-employment, and the autism spectrum    

Deadlines: Early Bird Rate ends Sunday, June 30.  

Final registration deadline is Thursday, July 18 (unless sold out before the final registration deadline)  

Registration Rates:  

  • Students - $40 ($50 after June 30)
  • Non-Students - $55 ($65 after June 30)
  • Clinician CEUs - $80 ($110 after June 30)  

Symposium Fee Waivers AVAILABLE: Experiencing an economic hardship and can't afford the registration fee? If so, click here to fill out the waiver application form.  Although we have received a generous sponsorship recently, even those funds only go so far.  Please do not wait until it is too late to apply, then to find out no waivers are available.   

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If you prefer a paper registration form, click here to download.   ?

Questions? Trouble registering? Call the Chattanooga Autism Center and request to register and pay over the phone at 423-531-6961 opt 2 or opt 4. 


Mon 7/29/2019

Moving From Seats to Students in K-12 Funding Webinar

City: Online
Time(s): 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

Money matters for adequate, high-quality education. In this webinar, we unpack the way Tennessee’s funding formula operates, and where it falls short in funding schools equitably. We will discuss the merits of moving toward a school funding system that funds schools in premiums based on student and school characteristics.

Register Here


Sat 8/3/2019

Our Place Art Organization Inc’s annual Back to School: Health & Disability Resource Fair

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: Central Baptist Church, Fountain City, 5364 North Broadway Street
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Sat 8/3/2019

STEP, Inc. Presents: An Overview of IDEA - A Condensed Introduction to Special Education Workshop

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Bellevue Branch Library, 720 Baugh Road
Time(s): 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

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Sat 8/3/2019

The Statewide Young Adult Leadership Council

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: 1321 Murfreesboro Pike #155

Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars


Tue 8/6/2019

Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb

City: Nashville
County: Davidson
Location: Lipscomb Exell Center, Room 147
Time(s): 5:00 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

You're Invited!

Please join us for an interactive and informative session about Lipscomb University's IDEAL Program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Light snacks will be provided. Application fee will be waived for session attendees! Registration is required.

Program Information:

  • Seeking students with a documented intellectual disability between the ages of 18-26 for Fall 2020 admission
  • Two-year academic certificate program with optional employment-focused third year for qualified applicants
  • Eight special topics courses covering employment, communication, social, and adult living skills
  • Eight inclusive academic courses taken with Lipscomb undergraduate students
  • Daily exercise, homework help, and social time with peers
  • Four total work experiences, both on and off-campus
  • STEP UP scholarship available for 2019 and 2020 high school graduates

Admissions Details:

  • September 1, 2019: Fall 2020 Application window opens
  • January 15, 2019: Fall 2020 Application window closes
  • Selected applicants will be invited to complete a trial day on campus. Some interviewees will be invited to campus for an interview with IDEAL staff.
  • NOTE: Due to space limitations, it is possible that not all applicants who meet criteria for admission will be interviewed or accepted into the IDEAL Program.

Sat 8/10/2019

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

City: Gallatin
County: Sumner
Location: Rainbox Early Intervention - H.A.T.S., 545 Airport Road
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - Middle TN

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Tue 8/13/2019

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


Sat 8/17/2019

ABLE Youth Super Sports Saturday

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Williamson County Rec Center, 1120 Hillsboro Road
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

One Saturday morning a month, we meet, usually at the Williamson County Recreation Center, for a variety of sports. From basketball and tennis to rugby and track, independence skills like chair maneuvering, dressing and adaptive driving, Super Sports Saturday is filled with tons of activities to fit every participants taste. Super Sports Saturdays are appropriate for preschool aged children, who have begun to learn to push their chairs themselves all the way through to high school students.

The monthly gathering of kids of all ages for sports and independence activities. RSVP at info@ableyouth.org.


Tue 8/27/2019

The Next Step: IEP Planning and Instructionally Appropriate IEP's Workshop

City: Knoxville
County: Knox
Location: East TN Children's Hospital Rehab Center, 1025 Children's Way
Time(s): 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Workshops - East TN


Sat 9/14/2019

ABLE Youth Super Sports Saturday

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Williamson County Rec Center, 1120 Hillsboro Road
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

One Saturday morning a month, we meet, usually at the Williamson County Recreation Center, for a variety of sports. From basketball and tennis to rugby and track, independence skills like chair maneuvering, dressing and adaptive driving, Super Sports Saturday is filled with tons of activities to fit every participants taste. Super Sports Saturdays are appropriate for preschool aged children, who have begun to learn to push their chairs themselves all the way through to high school students.

The monthly gathering of kids of all ages for sports and independence activities. RSVP at info@ableyouth.org.


Wed 10/16/2019

ABLE Youth Super Sports Saturday

City: Franklin
County: Williamson
Location: Williamson County Rec Center, 1120 Hillsboro Road
Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
Calendar: Other Agency Events/Webinars

One Saturday morning a month, we meet, usually at the Williamson County Recreation Center, for a variety of sports. From basketball and tennis to rugby and track, independence skills like chair maneuvering, dressing and adaptive driving, Super Sports Saturday is filled with tons of activities to fit every participants taste. Super Sports Saturdays are appropriate for preschool aged children, who have begun to learn to push their chairs themselves all the way through to high school students.

The monthly gathering of kids of all ages for sports and independence activities. RSVP at info@ableyouth.org.


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