Support & Training

Collaborating with TN School Systems
Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities


  • 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!
Contact the Coordinator in your area


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 Parents Need to Know
  • Literacy: Strategies to reach students 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.

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

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

Increasing families’ knowledge base is a major focus of TNSTEP. Why? Information is empowering. Our workshops will help you feel more confident and positive as you participate as part of the team making educational decisions for your child. We offer a wide range of training topics.

Attending a conference or event is a great way to meet other families who have children and teenagers with disabilities. Connecting to resources is essential. Opportunities include:

Visit our calendar of events often for a current schedule of events.

Putting what you have learned into practice may require some additional assistance. Planning is key to improving results! Our staff has personal and professional experience to help you plan.

Services include:

We understand it is often not possible to attend an in-person workshop. Access information and training on your schedule! Our multimedia offerings include: