Upcoming Events – May 2023

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Find what’s happening in your area by visiting our Community Calendar and begin your journey with events that enhance your life experiences.  Also, follow us on social media to stay up to date with events in the disability community.

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There’s still time to sign up for Tennessee Disability MegaConference! Tennessee Disability MegaConference is May 25th – 26th ! We’ll see you there! The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is a statewide gathering made possible through collaborations and partnerships of many disability advocacy organizations in Tennessee. Click here for registration details. We’ll see you there!


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Emory Valley Center, United Way, The Oak Ridge Periodic Tables & The Oak Ridge Disability Advisory Board are hosting a community wide Disability Awareness & Resource Fair in Oak Ridge for Children & Young Adults on Saturday, May 13, 2023. This fair will be held 10:00am – 2:00pm at Emory Valley Center, 723 Emory Valley Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

For more information contact regina.wilson@evcmail.org.


With all the stressors that life brings, add to that the stigmatism of mental health and seeking professional help in marginalized communities, it is very important to spread awareness to help break the barriers to receiving mental health assistance.

During Mental Health Month, EmpowHER Conversations is hosting a special roundtable conversation for young women ages 18-35, “Be MINDful: Is it All in My Mind?”, on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 6:30 PM CT! Guest facilitators are Dr. Sheila Peters, PhD, Psychologist, and Dr. Mari Ross, M.A., LPC-MHSP.

The conversation will focus on mental health issues, common issues, like anxiety (social, general), family expectations or family problems, depression, loneliness, self-esteem, relationships/friendships, school, financial woes, and faith-based issues and concerns. The licensed professionals will help to facilitate the conversation and also provide tools, resources, and life skills, that can help young women ages 18-35  with these common issues. Scan the QR code for the link to join the discussion!

EmpowHER Conversations is a faith-based outreach program seeking to reach young women ages 17-35 who are questioning, “What’s next?” EmpowHER is a volunteer-driven program under the umbrella of Misha Maynard Ministries and in collaboration with Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) & DEI Trainer/Practitioner Sheena Adams-Avery, CDT, CDP. Although the program is faith-based, this program is geared toward conversations centered around the relevant and lived experiences of young women. These conversations are raw and authentic and provide tools, resources, and life skills to young women of all races, ethnicities, religions, socio-economic levels, and abilities.

For more information contact EmpowHER Conversations at EmpowerHERconvos@gmail.com or call (615) 854-8174. Follow them on social media @EmpowHERconvos for more information and updates.


The Arc Mid-South in conjunction with Christ Fellowship Church is hosting “I Matter: Disability and Mental Health Summit.” Held on June 10, 2023, 9:00 AM CT, at Christ Fellowship Church, 170 north Oak Grove Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38120. This workshop will provide information on: obtaining conservatorship,  alternatives to conservatorship, Special Needs Trusts, and Able Act. Find out more and get registration details by scanning the QR code on the image.


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Memorial Day is May 29th! A day to remember & honor those who serve, who have served, & those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. A special thank you to all who have served in the Armed Forces. Let’s take the time to recognize and celebrate our beloved country and all that it has to offer!