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Notice of Public Comment

The Tennessee IDEA Part B Application for Federal Funds (Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015) will be posted for sixty (60) days, March 4, 2014 through May 4, 2014. This application will be accepting public comments for a period of thirty (30) days, March 12, 2014 through April 12, 2014.

Comments may be submitted to Allison Davey via email, fax or posted mail at:

Tennessee Department of Education
Division of Special Populations
Attn: Allison Davey
Andrew Johnson Tower, 11th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Fax: (615) 532-9412

2014 PIE Conference Handouts/Power Points

The materials for each session are listed within that session's description. Once you click on the session, scroll to the bottom to find the session materials.

You may find the session that you want by searching for the speaker,for the title, by topic (Common Core, RTI, etc.), or you can search by day to see what was provided each day!

Memorandum - Memos from the Division of Special Education

Publications & Presentations

Special Education Secondary Transition

Monthly Conference Calls

Monthly calls to special education supervisors present an opportunity for the department to share new information, reinforce current best practices, and provide a forum for special education supervisors to have a voice in a structured manner.

Additional Training Opportunities

Tennessee State University Master's Level Speech-Language Pathology Online /Distance Education Program

Trevecca University Master's Level Vision Institute

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic-Tennessee Chapter (RFB&D) & Learning Through Listening- Are you, as a teacher, parent, or student dealing with issues of blindness, visual impairment, learning disability, or physical disability that hinder using standard textbooks? If so, read on and access the recommended links. RFB&D has, for more than 60 years, provided audio educational assistance to print-disabled students. That means students who are blind or visually impaired, or who have learning disabilities, or students with certain physical disabilities that hinder their ability to use standard print. RFB&D has more than 46,000 digitally recorded education titles covering all subjects, from Kindergarten through Graduate School. Schools or individuals can access the library through memberships and play our books through software, handheld or desktop CD players, and now even by downloading our books to portable media devices such as mp3 players. Independent research studies by major universities have documented significant improvements by students using RFB&D materials.  

VSA Arts of Tennessee - VSA Arts of Tennessee is a statewide nonprofit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in and express themselves through the arts and arts education. We offer artist residencies, professional development for educators, competitions/scholarships in music and writing, exhibitions and performances.

Vision and Hearing : Evaluations and Consultations

Evaluation and Consultation Services - For Students With Severe or Complex Vision or Hearing Disabilities