Tennessee Kindred Stories of Disability

A collection of stories from individuals with disabilities, families, friends, and disability service providers in Tennessee



12 Stories Found

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Results related to: 3 to 5 years

Nolan (5), Other, Cheatham County

People don’t really understand that when you’re taking care of a child with disabilities, you don’t have the same kind of life. ”

Marco (5), Autism, Davidson County

Y él día de hoy, somos una familia como cualquiera, con una perspectiva diferente sobre niños especiales. ”

Rogelio (4), Autism, Davidson County

En la diagnosticaron con autismo desde que lo pasó a tenía muchas terapias y ha progresado mucho. ”

Jackson (4), Autism, Rutherford County

The one service [ABA] that has been deemed “optional” and thus not eligible for coverage is the one service most vital to Jackson’s progress.”

Deshaun (5), Autism, Williamson County

I don’t think we should just settle for our kids learning how to clean their clothes and cook. I want my son to learn what it is to earn a paycheck, to drive, all that stuff.”

Claire (3), Hearing Loss, Davidson County

Claire’s Law- Newborn Hearing Screening was signed into effect on July 1, 2008 by Governor Bredesen. ”

Heath (3), Down syndrome, Davidson County

So while the parent is looking at the individual the government is more concerned about how to pair down the costs. ”

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.”

Kora (4), CHARGE Syndrome, Davidson County

The public school system is preoccupied with passing the problem down…when it comes to dealing with the educational system, parents must be courageous and willing to battle. ”

Kora (4), Other, Davidson County

“The public school system is preoccupied with passing the problem down…when it comes to dealing with the educational system, parents must be courageous and willing to battle.””

Dylan (age 3), Down Syndrome, Wilson County

There is a deficiency of well-trained special education teachers and general education teachers should be more knowledgeable about disabilities as well.”

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