Tennessee Kindred Stories of Disability

A collection of stories from individuals with disabilities, families, friends, and disability service providers in Tennessee



5 Stories Found

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Results related to: Family / Student interview of parent / 6 to 13 years

Koby (13), Autism, Henry County

Jackie’s biggest fears concern Koby’s transition into adulthood and his inability to get off of the waiting list sometime soon. ”

David (7), Autism, Davidson County

The closest school and services in Mexico are a day long drive from where we lived. We would not be able to get the services for David if we went back to Mexico.”

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.”

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