9 Stories Found
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Results related to: 14 to 21 years / Autism
Leo (21), Autism, Davidson County
“I am preparing myself to be a successful author by taking classes at Nashville State, planning new books before writing them, and occasionally meeting with writing coaches one-on-one to improve my writing.
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.'”
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.”
Morgan (14), Autism, Davidson County
“Morgan and Allison each have something unique to offer the world. As parents, we want to do everything we can to help them reach their potential. Our goals for our daughters may be different, but the dream is the same. We want them both to lead happy and
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. ”
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.