A collection of stories from individuals with disabilities, families, friends, and disability service providers in Tennessee
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“Un diferente cosa aquí en los Estados Unidos, es de los sordos están mejores que en de donde vive. Y por eso, no me ha regresado porque los sordos aquí son mucho mejores que en México. Y viven mucho mejor.
“Pero aquí en esto grupo de apoyo puesto ayuda tener fortaleza para entenderlo para comprenderlo pero nos países de uno lo ven como algo y normal, no es normales entonces lo describen a uno raíslan.”
“Y él día de hoy, somos una familia como cualquiera, con una perspectiva diferente sobre niños especiales.
“En la diagnosticaron con autismo desde que lo pasó a tenía muchas terapias y ha progresado mucho.
“No one is ever going to tell you that they are not going to hire you because you have a disability, but...
“Like any other teenager, she loves her family but eagerly awaits full independence.
“Like many of us, Pam’s independence is the most important thing to her. ”
“We have services now but we pay for everything out of pocket. ”
“I feel like if we got waiver services today it would be like being let out of prison.
“My favorite part of my job is just getting things done and having a smile and having a good attitude. I am a go-getter.
“If the general public only understood that with training and minimal assistance a blind person can live a full life, things would be so much easier for us. It's the attitudes we encounter that make our success more difficult than it should be.
“Sharmane’s IQ cannot predict how much she has been able to achieve and learn.”
“In terms of educational instruction, Adelai’s IEP was ignored.”
“During elementary school, Preston had to switch schools a number of times in a search for appropriate services.”
“Lisa and Jeff teach Emily about her diagnoses and medications so that she can be a strong advocate for herself when they are not around.”
“Everybody needs to feel a part of something. My daughter is no different.”
“Claire’s Law- Newborn Hearing Screening was signed into effect on July 1, 2008 by Governor Bredesen.
“So while the parent is looking at the individual the government is more concerned about how to pair down the costs.
“As a strong advocate for justice, Adelaide’s mother believes that there are many improvements that can be made in order to make the lives of children and families of someone with a disability better.”
“Frank always credits the various state and federal programs that have supported him on his new path; the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabled Student Services, and the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program.”