The Arc of Tennessee's Family Engagement Team is putting together a new monthly networking group for families involved in Special Education across the state of Tennessee. These meetings will take place on the last Tuesday of the month and will cover a variety of topics ranging from early childhood education through transitions to adulthood. We will invite guest speakers and experts to share information with families and listen to your feedback so we can work together to help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
The speakers for April are Miller Fouth, Melissa Hine, and Shelby Cook with the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project. The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project’s mission is to support schools in promoting positive behavioral and social skills for students and staff (referred to as RTI2-B in Tennessee). We provide training, online modules, and downloadables about creating a positive school environment for all students, as well as social and behavioral interventions for groups of students and individual students. The project is divided into three grand regions of Tennessee and three grant sites can provide support to their assigned schools and districts (University of Memphis-Lambuth, Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville).