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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Jake (14), Autism, Putnam County

The key to acceptance is a willingness to be present with Jake, to join Jake on his terms. ”

Dylan S (19), Autism, Gibson County

We've been on the wavier list for about 10 years with no help in sight.”

Myles (4), Autism, Shelby County

Our life is all about therapies, not play- dates.”

Terry (45), Intellectual Disability, Sumner County

We only found out when my mother died and my brother came to Nashville to live with my brother that he had an intellectual disability. ”

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. ”

Louie (9), Angelman syndrome, Davidson County

My son needs physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Therapy and childcare are expensive and time-consuming. ”

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.”

Laurie (18), Other, Davidson County

It was hard for me to fight for her, when she fought me everyday. ”

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.”

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