Tennessee Kindred Stories of Disability

A collection of stories from individuals with disabilities, families, friends, and disability service providers in Tennessee



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Jackson (4), Autism, Rutherford County

The one service [ABA] that has been deemed “optional” and thus not eligible for coverage is the one service most vital to Jackson’s progress.”

Jess (25), Down syndrome, Shelby County

That is probably the biggest worry of any parent who has a child with special needs. You want them to outlive you in one sense, but then you wonder what will happen. ”

Christian (0), Tessier cleft lip and palate, Cannon County

Anything that I can do to make Christian's life better, I want to do.”

Nate (13), Autism, Williamson County

Nate served communion. And I saw the true face of God.”

Claire (3), Hearing Loss, Davidson County

Claire’s Law- Newborn Hearing Screening was signed into effect on July 1, 2008 by Governor Bredesen. ”

Heath (3), Down syndrome, Davidson County

So while the parent is looking at the individual the government is more concerned about how to pair down the costs. ”

Eric (23), Down syndrome, Williamson County

If it doesn’t seem right, I don’t care who’s telling you, if it’s not right, you make it right. You have to make it work. You do whatever you need to do. You need to always understand what your rights are and what your child's rights are, or else you may get short changed.”

Jessie (8), CHARGE Syndrome, Rutherford County

In the community and their social circles, Angie feels that Jesse is generally accepted. They are well-supported through their church community and by other homeschooling families who take all three children to home school PE so Angie has a few hours free. ”

Matthew (11) John Michael (7), Other, Dickson County

Because the disability is part neurological and part developmental, it’s a piece of a lot of different puzzles. I don’t think that anyone has really studied it enough to know what it is.”

Sharmane (38), Down syndrome, Davidson County

Sharmane is 38 now, and I would love to take her back to those doctors and nurses who told me she wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything, and show them how wrong they were!”

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