Education Advocacy

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)

STEP is a statewide program in Tennessee that provides trainings and information on special education for parents and caregivers, free of charge. 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. (Birth through age 22). 

Volunteer Advocacy Project

The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) trains interested individuals to become special education advocates so they can provide instrumental and affective support to families of children with disabilities in Tennessee. Since its inception in fall of 2008, The VAP has trained more than 250 advocates across the state.

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy

Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.