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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Jose (16), Autism, Rutherford County

My brother does get more attention, but it doesn’t like bug me as much because I know he’s special. But when I talk to his teachers they’ll be like, 'Well you have to treat him a little bit more normal because if not, he’s not going to get better.'”

Louie (13), Angelman syndrome, Davidson County

We have services now but we pay for everything out of pocket. ”

Grayson (21), Cerebral Palsy, Cumberland County

After a certain point you say this is what we are. Let’s just be a family and let’s just live.”

Heath (3), Down syndrome, Davidson County

So while the parent is looking at the individual the government is more concerned about how to pair down the costs. ”

Adelaide (14), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County

As a strong advocate for justice, Adelaide’s mother believes that there are many improvements that can be made in order to make the lives of children and families of someone with a disability better.”

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. ”

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. ”

Louie (9), Angelman syndrome, Davidson County

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

Tripp (Age 21), Intellectual Disability, Williamson County

From this point on, I want you to remember that it’s your job to prepare Tripp for the path, because you cannot prepare the path for Tripp. ”

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