The resources within this section offer information related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the educational services that they provide.
Locations: Clarksville; Columbia; Cookeville; Gallatin; Murfreesboro; Nashville; Oak Ridge; Tullahoma, TN- The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands supports the mission to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life. They are Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm that takes a comprehensive approach to providing free, civil legal services and community education for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. They also offer information on 504 Plans.
Johnson City, TN - NAPPE is an education advocacy organization that trains professionals and families on implementing inclusive practices. They also offer consultations with educators on inclusion in the classroom.
Locations: Greeneville; Nashville; Memphis, TN - STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exception Parents) is a non-profit organization that helps assist families in navigating the special education process with free services for training/information on IDEA, offering individual assistance, consultations, referrals, support services, in-person group training, and informational materials.