The 2017 Middle TN Special Education
Transition Academy
"Planning for Life After High School"


Lisa Gosnell  423.639.0125 x12

For information in English, please call STEP

1-800-280-7837 or via email

Para la información en español, llama por favor


Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm CT
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017       8:30 am - 1:00 pm CT

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Lipscomb University 
Ezell Center, Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37215

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STEP is collaborating with the Tennessee Department of Education and Lipscomb University's IDEAL Program to provide a Special Education Transition Academy.

This event is the place for students, parents, teachers, and service providers to find answers to their questions, make connections, and receive tools to use that will help ensure students exit high school prepared to live, work, and participate fully in their community!

Our goal is to provide you with the tools and information necessary to empower young adults with disabilities to successfully transition from high school to adulthood.

The information and resources that will be provided at this event will help folks of all abilities lead more successful and independent adult lives.

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Date(s): Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017     Time(s): 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

               Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017                        8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Place:    Lipscomb University, Ezell Center
              Belmont Blvd., Nashville
              Southern Belmont Blvd. entrance (leading to the softball                   and baseball fields)

Cost:  FREE           

The Conference will Feature: 

A Keynote Presentation: "Success Stories Abound"

Wednesday Evening Session: 

  • Information Fair and Q&A Times 
  • Systems Navigation 
  • Employment & Independent Living 
  • Success Stories 

Thursday Morning Session: 

  • College & Training 
  • Self-Advocacy 
  • Employment & Independent Living 
  • Success Stories
  • Tour of College Campus
  • One Lucky Student will Win an iPad

Register by Sept. 24, 2017 and we'll include refreshments on Wednesday or lunch on Thursday or both for FREE.


If you are registering for conference and have an email address click below:

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If you do not have an email address please call the STEP toll-free line to register:


We will register you over the phone and send your confirmation by mail if you do not have an email address. If you register the week before the event we will not be able to send a confirmation by mail and you will need to provide us your name upon entering the conference.

Photographs and videos will be taken throughout the conference. Attendance constitutes permission to use images of those at the event on this website and in other promotional materials.

This Transition Event is a project of STEP, Inc.

We are grateful to our Local Partners:

We are grateful to our funding partner:

TN Department of Education-
Division of Special Populations