Thursday, March 11, 2010
STEP: Support and Training for Exceptional Parents
This is a great resource for Tennessee families! They helped me when I couldn't get an IEP meeting, so he could start services with the school. I've also been to a workshop and they are very sweet and caring people. The following is from their website:
STEP is a statewide family-to-family program in Tennessee, established in 1989 by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of STEP is to support families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) who reside in Tennessee.
STEP services are available to any parent or family member of a special education student or a student who may need special help in school (birth through age 22). There is no charge for services to parents. Professionals in the education field are welcome to attend workshops without cost, however there may be a nominal cost for printed materials. Go here to find out more!