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Results related to: Waiting List for Services
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.
Seth (23), Autism, Williamson County
“If Seth had waiver services, everything would change. He would have something to look forward to and something to do.
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.
Louie (13), Angelman syndrome, Davidson County
“We have services now but we pay for everything out of pocket. ”
Mark (42), Autism, Davidson County
“I feel like if we got waiver services today it would be like being let out of prison.
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.
Dylan S (19), Autism, Gibson County
“We've been on the wavier list for about 10 years with no help in sight.”
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.”
Diego (9), Autism, Montgomery County
“There should be strict laws for the day care centers to protect my child from being turned down because he has a disability.”
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.
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. ”