There is something exciting happening in Northeast Tennessee for students and young adults with disabilities, their parents, teachers and the professionals who support them.
STEP, Inc. (Support & Training for Exceptional Parents) along with the Tennessee Department of Education will host the 2014 East Tennessee Special Education Post-Secondary Transition Institute on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Northeast State Community College in Blountville. The Institute will be offered in two parts: a morning session (8:30 am – 1:00 pm) and an evening session (4:30 pm – 8:30 pm). Guest are welcome to register for one session or to join us for both.
This FREE event is open to the public and targets students and young adults with disabilities their families and service providers. Attendees will learn about the adult services and issues related to transitioning out of high school and into the community to lead productive and independent adult lives. Participants will find answers to their questions, make connections, and receive tools to use that will help ensure that their children who need access to special education and exit high school be prepared to live, work, and participate fully in their communities.
The morning session will begin with the keynote address Living the American Dream by Joey Ellis, STEP Middle Tennessee Regional Coordinator, followed by informational sessions, an exhibitor fair with disability organizations, lunch, and concert by the Tyler Williams Band. The evening session will begin with a light dinner, exhibitor fair with disability organizations, followed by informational sessions, a panel discussion with state agencies and speakers, and a concert by the Tyler Williams Band.
Deadline for registration is Friday, October 24. For more information call 1-800-280-7837.