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Special Education Resources

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder has all the county board of education websites as well as the various city school system websites in our database. You can find them through the links below.

  • West Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee
  • East Tennessee

  • STEP, Inc. provides accurate, timely, and relevant information and training related to special education rights, equal access to quality education, and connections to community resources

    The Arc Tennessee Family Engagement works in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Education to help families engage in their child's journey in special education.

    Tennessee Department of Education includes the latest information about reopening guidelines and protocols for schools to respond appropriately to changes caused by the pandemic.

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Community Partners have collaborated to identify and share resources for students and caregivers.

    Transition Tennessee provides online modules, webcasts, and other materials to support educators, providers and students, especially amidst the Coronavirus.

    TRIAD COVID-19 Rresources: In response to evolving challenges associated with COVID-19, the Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders has developed various resources for families, early intervention providers, and diagnosticians. Some include the following social stories for students returning to school:

    National Websites:

    • Think College: Resources for Educators & Families Adjusting to Distance Learning
    • Understood: Education-related articles and resources for families
    • PACER Center: Special education support resources in response to COVID-19
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