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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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.”

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. ”

Kaden (1), Other, Loudon County

We have been through a lot of doctors, and we’ve finally found the ones I like. None of them say, “He can’t do this” or “He won’t be able to do that.” None of them have ever said that because I wouldn’t go back to them if they did. ”

Claire (3), Hearing Loss, Davidson County

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

Frank (33), Traumatic Brain Injury, Davidson County

Frank always credits the various state and federal programs that have supported him on his new path; the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabled Student Services, and the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program.”

Jonah (Deceased), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County

If more people were able to get to know somebody with a disability, it'd be a big giant step. It changes your life. It's real easy to look away and feel sad and not do anything, but it's another thing to get involved and be real sad and then do something. Then that sadness goes away because you started doing something.”

Brooke (Age 7), Epilepsy, Davidson County

Early assessment and intervention combined with a holistic approach to treatment are the things that have made the greatest difference in Brooke’s life.”

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