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Children can get help through STEP in TennesseeHelping Children with Disabilities in Tennessee

Special needs children are often faced with additional obstacles such as bullying and harassment from peers as well as low expectations by their educators. STEP helps parents overcome these obstacles to provide the best learning environment for their child who needs special attention or instruction. STEP has the ultimate goal of enabling the child to be self-sufficient as an adult. STEP is a federal, state and privately funded organization that actively helps parents of special needs children obtain needed services provided by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).



STEP has three offices in Tennessee that hold workshops and webinars on a frequent basis to help parents and children. Upcoming topics are “STEP UP for Down Syndrome,” “Special Education Basic Rights Workshop” and “Transitioning into Employment.” The organization has numerous packets that can be downloaded from its website, These packets cover specific concerns such as ADHD, autism, assistive technology, educational programs and facilities modifications and accommodations, and vocational rehabilitation. Some information and workshops are also in Spanish.

STEP may be contacted by calling 800-280-STEP (7837). Spanish speaking callers may call 800-975-2919. The main address is 712 Professional Plaza, Greeneville, TN 37745.


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