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Results related to: Parent / Autism
Chioma (10), Autism, Davidson County
“My accent should not matter when it comes to getting services for my daughter.”
Seth (23), Autism, Williamson County
“If Seth had waiver services, everything would change. He would have something to look forward to and something to do.
Mark (42), Autism, Davidson County
“I feel like if we got waiver services today it would be like being let out of prison.
Lauren (21), Autism, Blount County
“Why can’t schools treat people with disabilities like they have a future?”
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.”
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.”
Diego (9), Autism, Montgomery County
“There should be strict laws for the day care centers to protect my child from being turned down because he has a 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. ”
Nicholas (6), Autism, Maury County
“I wouldn't trade my little boy for anything!”
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.”
J.T. (Age 18), Autism, Montgomery County
“What is helpful to one person with autism is not necessarily workable for another. Therefore, any policy or view that attempts to compartmentalize people with autism may be ineffective.
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.”