This conference is provided free of charge for families of deaf/hard-of-hearing or blind/visually impaired children in the state of Tennessee.

REAL Program:
Who? - This track is for parents/guardians of deaf and hard of hearing children ages from birth to three years old.

What? - Hands-on activities for children and parent workshops about language acquisition will be provided


Deaf Community and everyone else!

We are having Dr. Deborah C. Pichler, a professor, and researcher, from Gallaudet University, provide an educational workshop on Language Learning & Brain Development in deaf and hard-of-hearing young children!

Everyone is welcome to attend! Great for parents, education professionals, and the community. 

There is a raffle to win a basket from Buff City Soap! Refreshments provided.

Be sure to RSVP! (You must be logged into Google to RSVP)


Join public and private providers, insurers, and our D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, and hard of hearing communities in a facilitated dialogue about these important issues.

Registration is required.

If you have any questions, please email or call 615.290.5147 (VP) | 615.248.8828 (voice).



Take your ASL skills to the next level!

The ASL Weekend is a unique two-day event for parents, professionals, and anyone interested in learning American Sign Language.  Teens ages 16 and up are welcome to attend. Get personalized instruction and meaningful practice to help you sign with confidence. ALL levels and abilities are welcome!




EII will hold a variety of workshops in collaboration with TRID. 


June 22 & 23 (Wednesday and Thursday)
9:00AM - 11:30AM (EDT)
1:00PM - 3:30PM (EDT)

June 24 (Friday)
6:00PM - 9:30PM (EDT)

June 25 (Saturday)
9AM - 10:30AM (EDT)
11:00AM - 3:00PM (EDT)
3:30PM - 6:30PM (EDT)



Presented by: Pam Wilson, NIC | 0.2 PS CEUs

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will select behaviors and choices that are indicative of a professional interpreter.
  • Participants will identify what groups are impacted by the choices and behaviors of an interpreter.
  • Participants will develop strategies for minimizing assignment surprises.
  • Participants will evaluate the importance of supporting versus competing with their teammates.

Target Audience: Novice and experienced interpreters and community members.


Presented by: Christine Mather, Senior Medicare Counselor, TN State Health Insurance Assistance Program for the Aging and Disability Services, Greater Nashville Regional Council.

In-Person and via ZOOM

Free to the Community

Registration required | Limited to 20 participants:

Please contact Tracy Smith at for more info!


Community Workshop Series:| Budgeting 101

Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. CST

via ZOOM | Free to the Community

Join us for an introduction to budgeting and financial basics, led by Brandon Haney, LMSW with the Financial Empowerment Center.

Registration is required.

If you have any questions or need to request accommodations, please email

Register here: