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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.
Bud (24), Other, Williamson County
“The thing Next Steps has helped me the most with is help me to realize that I have far more potential than I thought I did in terms of finding a job.
Darren (40), Other, Montgomery County
“I can’t even remember how long we have been on the waiting list. During that time life has just been so hard. I worry all the time.
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.”
Kaden (1), Other, Loudon County
“We have been through a lot of doctors, and we’ve finally found the ones I like. None of them say, “He can’t do this” or “He won’t be able to do that.” None of them have ever said that because I wouldn’t go back to them if they did.
Jennifer (21), Other, Hamblen County
“There seems to be resources out there but unless you are lucky enough to have some other parent tell you, you will go for years without knowing what is available.”
Christian (0), Tessier cleft lip and palate, Cannon County
“Anything that I can do to make Christian's life better, I want to do.”
Charlotte (0), Other, Davidson County
“Everybody needs to feel a part of something. My daughter is no different.”
Matthew (11) John Michael (7), Other, Dickson County
“Because the disability is part neurological and part developmental, it’s a piece of a lot of different puzzles. I don’t think that anyone has really studied it enough to know what it is.”
Michael (43), Other, Davidson County
“My basic hope and prayer is that I outlive my son.”
Amanda (21), Other, Weakley County
“The state of Tennessee should be ashamed that its most vulnerable citizens are considered unworthy of care and services.
Thomas (13), Other, Shelby County
“Thomas does not fit into any of the IDEA categories, so he receives insufficient school services.”
Mitchell (17), Other, Maury County
“Our family is in need of caregiver supports. I am a single mom and cannot afford to pay for someone to care for my son. My teenage daughter has been his caregiver. This is not fair to her.
Laurie (18), Other, Davidson County
“It was hard for me to fight for her, when she fought me everyday. ”
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.””