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Michael (42), Cerebral Palsy, Knox County
“'I’m a people person,' Michael says as he looks over to his long-time friend Jonathan and smiles, 'but I have to have assistance.'
Marina (11), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County
“Marina’s time at school is crucial to her daily schedule and to her life in the community.
Richard (14), Asperger Syndrome, Davidson County
“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.
Rogelio (4), Autism, Davidson County
“En la diagnosticaron con autismo desde que lo pasó a tenía muchas terapias y ha progresado mucho.
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.”
Jennifer (21), Other, Hamblen County
“There seems to be resources out there but unless you are lucky enough to have some other parent tell you, you will go for years without knowing what is available.”
Dylan S (19), Autism, Gibson County
“We've been on the wavier list for about 10 years with no help in sight.”
Mitchell (17), Other, Maury County
“Our family is in need of caregiver supports. I am a single mom and cannot afford to pay for someone to care for my son. My teenage daughter has been his caregiver. This is not fair to her.
Dylan (16), Autism, Gibson County
“For the last several years I have been unable to keep a job because I have no one to care for him after school, holidays or summer break. My husband works full-time and as of now that is the only income we have to support a family of five. Without my income
we have been faced with; utilities, gas, water and phone being cut off. ”
Leisa (51); Grace (17), Autism, Davidson County
“Tennessee, you see, is a Southern state governed by legislators who do have time to pass laws granting it legal to take home road kill but leave little for those of us struggling to provide for our children with disAbilities.”
Dylan (age 3), Down Syndrome, Wilson County
“There is a deficiency of well-trained special education teachers and general education teachers should be more knowledgeable about disabilities as well.”