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Alex K (17), Blind, Jefferson County
“People clearly treated him differently, and at times, it was very frustrating for Alex because he knew he was the same person he was before his diagnosis.
Beth (27), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“No one is ever going to tell you that they are not going to hire you because you have a disability, but...
Maria (18), Blind, Davidson County
“Like any other teenager, she loves her family but eagerly awaits full independence.
Pam (56), Muscular dystrophy, Davidson County
“Like many of us, Pam’s independence is the most important thing to her. ”
John (55), Intellectual Disability, Shelby County
“My biggest complaint is that people like us need help. Whenever they [policymakers] go to cut that budget it’s always the people with disabilities who get hurt by it. They’re the ones that need it. They can’t do for themselves. I don’t think that’s right.”
Danny (55), Other, Shelby County
“With him [Danny] being 55-years-old, it’s not like it was when he was born. Now, there’s help. There are programs and suggestions, but when he was born there was nothing.”
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.
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. ”
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.