In the Community

  • June 5, 2017

Check out our current listing of community events! 

 

 

Legal Clinic for Seniors

Thursday, June 15 | 1 pm

South Knoxville Senior Center, 6729 Martel Ln, Knoxville, TN 37920

The Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee will host a free legal clinic for seniors. All who attend will have to opportunity to speak with an attorney. No appointment is necessary. 

 

Senior Services, A Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Community Education Training

Wednesday, June 21 | 8:30 - 11:30 am

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital's J. Walter Barnes Conference Center, 620 Skyline Dr, Jackson, TN 38301

Attend this training to learn about resources to assist older adults and their families. Topics will include: a membership program that offers support and resources, in-home assistance and supported living, information and referral assistance for all senior services, volunteer and employment training, assistive technology, therapy, and home care for older adults. Continuing education will be available for social workers. Training is free but registration is required. Click event name above to register. 

 

Brain Injury and/or Seizure Support Group for Family Members and Caregivers

Thursday, June 22 | 5 - 6 pm

Stallworth Rehabilitation, First Floor Conference Room, 2201 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

This group is created for family members and caregivers only. Join the group every fourth Thursday of each month. Contact Pam Bryan at pj_bryan2003@yahoo.com or 615-512-2601 for questions. 

 

Support Group for Individuals with Brain Injury and/or Seizures and their families

Thursday, June 22 | 6 - 7 pm

Stallworth Rehabilitation, First Floor Conference Room, 2201 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Join the group every fourth Thursday of each month. Contact Pam Bryan at pj_bryan2003@yahoo.com or 615-512-2601 for questions. 

 

Free Dental Clinic for Veteran's

Aspen Dental

Saturday, June 24

Call 1-844-277-3646 for more information and to make your appointment!

 

Inclusive Southeastern Postsecondary Education College Fair

Vanderbilt University's Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240

Monday, June 26 | 4 - 6 pm

Explore inclusive higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities and meet representatives from colleges and universitys throughout the Southeast. 

 

Tennessee Adult Brothers & Sisters (TABS) Nashville Sibling Meet-up

Monday, June 26 | 6 - 8 pm

Taziki's, 3001 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Join other siblings of brother and sisters with disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and special health care needs for an informal meet-up dinner. This event gives siblings the opportunity to meet one another, share stories, and spend time with others who "get it". TABS is an inclusive groups, including those whose siblings have passed away. Free parking is available behind the restaurant. For more information, contact Emma Shouse at emma.shouse@tn.gov, (615) 253-5368 (office), or (615) 476-6558 (cell).

 

Third Annual Inclusive Southeastern Post-Secondary Education Conference and Capacity Building Institute

June 26-27, 2017

Vanderbilt University

Hosted by Vanderbilt University, this conference shares best practices in all aspects of college for students with intellectual disabilities. Attend for presentations on student perspectives, transition to college, programs of study, administration, collaboration and policy. Visit the conference website, above, for more details. 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Public Hearing - Memphis

Tuesday, June 27 | 4 - 6 pm

Cordova Library, 8457 Trinity Road, Cordova, TN 38018

Join the Division of Vocation  Rehabilitation for a public hearing and share your thoughts and opinions on customized employment, pre-employment transition services, supported employment services and self-employment. More information at the link above. 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Public Hearing - Jackson

Wednesday, June 28 | 4 - 6 pm

Lowell Thomas State Office Bldg, 225 Martin Luther King Blvd, Jackson, TN 30301

Join the Division of Vocation  Rehabilitation for a public hearing and share your thoughts and opinions on customized employment, pre-employment transition services, supported employment services and self-employment. More information at the link above. 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Public Hearing - Nashville

Thursday, June 29 | 4 - 6 pm

Department of Human Services, 1000 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243

Join the Division of Vocation  Rehabilitation for a public hearing and share your thoughts and opinions on customized employment, pre-employment transition services, supported employment services and self-employment. More information at the link above. 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Public Hearing - Johnson City

Tuesday, July 11 | 4 - 6 pm

Department of Human Services, 103 East Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37601

Join the Division of Vocation  Rehabilitation for a public hearing and share your thoughts and opinions on customized employment, pre-employment transition services, supported employment services and self-employment. More information at the link above. 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Public Hearing - Knoxville

Wednesday, July 12 | 4 - 6 pm

Langley Building, 520 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

Join the Division of Vocation  Rehabilitation for a public hearing and share your thoughts and opinions on customized employment, pre-employment transition services, supported employment services and self-employment. More information at the link above. 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Public Hearing - Chattanooga

Thursday, July 13 | 4 - 6 pm

Eastgate Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Join the Division of Vocation  Rehabilitation for a public hearing and share your thoughts and opinions on customized employment, pre-employment transition services, supported employment services and self-employment. More information at the link above. 

 

2017 Youth Sports Safety Conference

July 13 - 14, 2017

Vanderbilt Univesrity Recreation and Wellness, 2700 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

"The Youth Sports Safety Conference seeks to develop strategies to prevent youth sports related injuries and protect the health of youn athletes. Please join us as we continue to work together to find better ways to let kids do what they love." This conference is open and designed for all included those in healthcare, parents, coaches, teachers, and more. For more information and to register, click on the event name above. 

 

DSAMT Creative Arts Camp

July 17-21 | 9 am - 3 pm

Christ Church YMCA

Join the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee for Creative Arts Camp. This creative experience is for teens and adults with Down syndrome age 14 and up. Cost is $100. Click the link above to register. 

 

Tri-State Adult Autism Symposium Conference

Saturday, July 22 | 8:15 am - 4 pm

Chattanooga, TN

Be a part of the inaugural adult autism conference east of the Mississippi river. Attend workshops around themes such as: employment, independent living, social relationship skills, health and wellness and research. Conference also includes a talent show and breakout support groups for adults with autism. Register at the link above. 

 

5th Annual Veteran Community Mental Health / Homeless Summit

Wednesday, August 16 | 8 am - 3:30 pm

Smyrna Town Centre, 100 Sam Ridley Pwky East, Smyrna, TN 37167

Veterans, Family Members and Community Partners are invited for a discussion on improving mental health and homeless services for Veterans and their Family Members. The theme for this year's Summit will be Suicide Prevention - "Getting to Zero". Featured Key Note Speaker is Cindy Johnson - Educator/Author/Speaker on survivor grief and hope after tragedy. Ms. Johnson is author of "Turning Tragedy into Hope, which is based on her journey to rediscovery after losing her son to suicide in 2009. Register by clicking the event title above. 

 

Autism Society of East Tennessee Knoxville Educational Conference

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Rd NW, Knoxville, TN 37923

This annual conference provides current and helpful information about autism, including an exhibit hall where attendees can learn about services available in the community. Early bird registration is $40. Registration and other conference information can be found at the link above.