STEP (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents)

423-639-2464 ext.11


FAX: 423-636-8217

712 Professional Plaza

Greeneville, TN  37745

STEP’s Philosophy

Parents possess unique information about the development, nature, and needs of their children. STEP believes that parents can make an important contribution to the education of their children. Therefore, parents can and should become effective partners with professionals in planning and implementing appropriate programs. STEP provides support to parents when they request help, training, and information during this process.

Declaración sobre la Misión y Filosofía del STEP.

Los padres poseen información única sobre el desarrollo, naturaleza, y necesidades de sus niños. STEP cree que los padres pueden hacer una contribución importante a la educación de sus niños. Por lo tanto, los padres pueden y deben trabajar junto con profesionales en la planificación e implementacion de programas apropiados, con la Educacion de sus niños. STEP proporciona apoyo, entrenamiento y la información necesaria a los padres que soliciten la ayuda durante este proceso.

La Misión del STEP es Empoderar a padres para ser compañeros efectivos, junto con profesionales en la planificación de programas educativos que sean apropiados para sus niños.

Mission Statement

STEP’s mission is to empower parents through information, training and support to become effective partners with professionals in planning appropriate educational programs for their children.

Why Our Services Matter: Improving Outcomes for Tennessee Families

Luis Salazar FamilyWe improve the lives of families of children with disabilities by guiding them through challenges they face accessing education and community programs.

We provide services that promote working together with school staff to resolve issues often faced by children with disabilities at school such as harassment, bullying, low expectations, and social isolation.

We believe every child matters; every child should have access to an education that leads to self sufficiency, employment, and meaningful community involvement.

With our services families and schools increase expectations and provide opportunities for students with disabilities to aim for high achievement standards.

With our services families are able to be actively involved in navigating the special education process; research show that when parents are involved in their child’s education, children have better outcomes.