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Results related to: Education / Student interview of parent / Williamson County
Patrick (23), Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Williamson County
“The main goal that Dena has set for Patrick is for him to become as self-sufficient as possible.
Deshaun (5), Autism, Williamson County
“I don’t think we should just settle for our kids learning how to clean their clothes and cook. I want my son to learn what it is to earn a paycheck, to drive, all that stuff.”
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.”
Evan (13), Autism, Davidson County
“There is a huge need for teacher training in educating children with autism, and this training is needed both for special education teachers and especially for general education teachers. Also, the State of Tennessee must start helping serve the needs
of individuals on the autism spectrum. It is shameful how little our State does to help people on the spectrum to live as full participants in their own communities.”
Tripp (Age 21), Intellectual Disability, Williamson County
“From this point on, I want you to remember that it’s your job to prepare Tripp for the path, because you cannot prepare the path for Tripp.