Family Engagement in Special Education

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We are proud to announce our new Family Engagement Project in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Education.

Please join us for a Community Conversation on Family Engagement in Special Education Tuesday, March 5, 6:45-8:15 pm where families and educators of students birth to 22 will share thoughts on strengthening family engagement in special education. Click HERE for more information and if you can join us, you can register for free HERE.

Exciting new resources will help families engage in their child's journey in special education:

  • Dedicated web presence
  • Web-based training
  • Newsletter
  • Regional training events
  • Community conversations
  • Feedback opportunities
  • Social media campaigns with shareable resources for families


Adverse Impact: special education eligibility - not just about academics
Life Course Tools: resources for charting your child's life path
Prior Written Notice: when a change is proposed or refused at school
New Draft IEP Rule: requires parents receive a copy of their child's draft IEP

For more information or if your district would like to request a training on family engagement, please contact Jennifer Aprea, Family Engagement Project Coordinator or call 615-248-5878 x 312.

To sign up for our Family Engagement newsletter, click HERE.


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