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Tennessee Special Education Advocacy Organizations

Database of Services: Relevant keyword(s) may include: Advocacy Services, Developmental/Educational/Psychological Testing, Early Intervention Program for Young Children, IDEA Information and/or Training Programs, or Legal Counseling,

Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC)

Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society.

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)

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.

Tennessee Department of Special Education - Tennessee Regional Resource Centers

Part of the TN Department of Special Education; provides technical assistance to families and schools.

Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Tennessee Voices for Children

Supports the Tennessee Parent Information and Resource Center Program (TPIRC) which provides training and technical assistance to parents and educators to effectively manage students with challenging behaviors due to severe mental and emotional health issues.

The Arc Tennessee

The Arc Tennessee is a grassroots, non-profit, statewide organization on intellectual & developmental disabilities. It was founded in 1952 and is affiliated with The Arc of the United States. The Arc Tennessee is also a membership organization composed of people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities, their parents, friends, and the professionals who assist them in reaching their goals.

TN Disability Coalition on Education Isolation and Restraint Information Sheet

Disability Coalition on Education, DCE, a statewide alliance of families, agencies and advocacy organizations working together to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.