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Christopher (18), Cerebral Palsy, Shelby County
“It’s overwhelming to go to the school, and feel like you have to get down on your hands and knees and beg for services you know your children should have.
Jess (25), Down syndrome, Shelby County
“That is probably the biggest worry of any parent who has a child with special needs. You want them to outlive you in one sense, but then you wonder what will happen.
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.”
Margo (27), Katherine Ann (25), developmentally delayed, Shelby County
“I am not a planner but my sister and my niece wish that I was since they might be guardians one day. I must plan for the future care of my daughters. This is very hard for me.
Cassidy (13), Other, Shelby County
“It is easy to feel alone.”
Tree (5), Autism, Shelby County
“Being the parent of children without autism, Tree challenged everything I knew of behavior, understanding, discipline, and development in children.”
Myles (4), Autism, Shelby County
“Our life is all about therapies, not play- dates.”
Thomas (13), Other, Shelby County
“Thomas does not fit into any of the IDEA categories, so he receives insufficient school services.”