8 Stories Found
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Results related to: 22 to 35 years / Student interview of parent
Ryan (29), Autism, Hamilton County
“I don’t know who I can turn him over to that I can trust.”
Patrick (23), Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Williamson County
“The main goal that Dena has set for Patrick is for him to become as self-sufficient as possible.
Lilian (25), Down syndrome, Wilson County
“Every father deserves to know what will become of his child once he is no longer able to provide for their needs anymore.
Whitney (22), Developmentally Delayed, Coffee County
“Debi says she is scared about what is going to happen when she is not around to care for Whitney.
Ginger (24), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“Lots of parents in the rural areas get lost and overwhelmed by the laws and what the rights are.”
Eric (23), Down syndrome, Williamson County
“If it doesn’t seem right, I don’t care who’s telling you, if it’s not right, you make it right. You have to make it work. You do whatever you need to do. You need to always understand what your rights are and what your child's rights are, or else you may
get short changed.”
Stephanie (28); Jessica (26), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County
“In just six years, the girls had eight different special education teachers. By the time they got used to one teacher, they would get new one.”
Kimberly (Age 24), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“It’s like the state just says, 'OK, you’re 21, we forget about you.'”