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Results related to: Religion and Spirituality / Student interview of parent
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.
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.”
Brian (11), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“If there won’t be an accurate score, then why should he take an IQ test? We didn’t want a number on the front of his Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan.* We want someone to flip the page and read all about him and not just assume what their expectations
should be based on that number.”
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.
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.”