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Results related to: 36 to 59 years / Education
Morgan (38), Autism, Dickson County
“It would be a huge relief to us if we knew for a certainty that a plan was in place and fully funded to take care of our very dear son when we can no longer assume responsibility.
Paul (47), Other, Davidson County
“He is most worried about being able to retire comfortably, because the extra cost of having a disability is not quite covered by the support he receives from the state alone.”
John Mark (54), Intellectual Disability, Madison County
“There was no support for children with disabilities at the time of John Mark’s diagnoses.
Mark (42), Autism, Davidson County
“I feel like if we got waiver services today it would be like being let out of prison.
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.”
Sharmane (38), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“Sharmane’s IQ cannot predict how much she has been able to achieve and learn.”
Frank (33), Traumatic Brain Injury, Davidson County
“Frank always credits the various state and federal programs that have supported him on his new path; the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabled Student Services, and the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program.”
Jeff (47), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“If my son had been in a regular school system…he might be able to do some things he can’t do now.”
Michael (43), Other, Davidson County
“My basic hope and prayer is that I outlive my son.”
Kelly (Age 36), Cerebral Palsy, Wilson County
“I wish Kelly had been able to stay in school beyond the age of 22, because there was so little available for her once she got out.