Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) 2022 – Last Day for Applications

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  • July 20, 2022 - 9:00am
  • Online

Realizing the challenges parents face in advocating for their children with disabilities, The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) trains interested individuals to become special education advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to families of children with disabilities in Tennessee. Training is 40 hours over 12 sessions held at multiple sites. Since its inception in the fall of 2008, The VAP has trained more than 300 advocates across the state.

The next Volunteer Advocacy Project training will take place on Monday mornings (9 a.m.-12 pm. CT) from Aug. 15 through Nov. 7 (class canceled on Labor Day). The training will be conducted remotely via Zoom video conference platform. Each participant may log in from their personal device (e.g., cell phone, computer, etc.).

Training will cover:

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • State law
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Early Intervention and Transition
  • And more!


  • Attend all 12 (3 hours) sessions
  • Advocate for 4 families of children with disabilities after completing the training
  • Fee: $75

Applications are due by July 20, 2022. After applications are processed, you will receive an email with registration and payment information. To request a paper application or get more information, email Allie Green at [email protected].

Click here to fill out an application

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