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Morgan (38), Autism, Dickson County
“It would be a huge relief to us if we knew for a certainty that a plan was in place and fully funded to take care of our very dear son when we can no longer assume responsibility.
Chioma (10), Autism, Davidson County
“My accent should not matter when it comes to getting services for my daughter.”
Seth (23), Autism, Williamson County
“If Seth had waiver services, everything would change. He would have something to look forward to and something to do.
Mark (42), Autism, Davidson County
“I feel like if we got waiver services today it would be like being let out of prison.
Lauren (21), Autism, Blount County
“Why can’t schools treat people with disabilities like they have a future?”
Myles (4), Autism, Shelby County
“Our life is all about therapies, not play- dates.”
Diego (9), Autism, Montgomery County
“There should be strict laws for the day care centers to protect my child from being turned down because he has a disability.”
J.T. (Age 18), Autism, Montgomery County
“What is helpful to one person with autism is not necessarily workable for another. Therefore, any policy or view that attempts to compartmentalize people with autism may be ineffective.
Joey (Age 13), Autism, Davidson County
“When Joey was first diagnosed with autism, I came across an article that said children with autism oftentimes grow up with very few friends. That hurt. I look to his school as a place where he can be with others. When he is out of school, I hope we will
find new places where he can be with his peers.”