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Tennessee – The Volunteer State

 Updated 10/2003

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Special thanks to the Tennessee Disability Coalition for helping us update this page.

See also Developmental Disabilities, Multi-Service Agencies

John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development – Finding Disability Services

Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Tennessee Family Pathfinder
Advocacy & Legal Rights
People First of Tennessee

Southeast Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center

Tennessee ADA Leadership Network

Tennessee ADAPT

Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS)

Tennessee Association for Disability Rights

Tennesse Justice Center

Tennessee Protection and Advocacy (TP&A)

National Resources
AARP in Tennessee

Aging Commission of the Mid-South

ElderWeb Tennessee

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging

Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability

U.S. Administration on Aging – Tennessee State and Area Agencies on Aging

National Resources
Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in Tennessee

Eastern Tennessee Chapter
National Resources
Tennessee Arts Commission – Artists with Disabilities

VSA arts Tennessee

National Resources
Assistive Technology
LRE for LIFE (technical assistance for schools)

Tennessee Technology Access Project (TTAP)

East Tennessee Technology Access Center

Mid-South Access Center for Technology (ACT)

Technology Access Center of Middle Tennessee

West Tennessee Special Technology Access Resource (STAR) Center
National Resources
Autism Society of America

East Tennessee Chapter

Middle Tennessee
Families for Early Autism Treatment – F.E.A.T. of Chattanooga

Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)

National Resources
Blindness and Visual Impairments
Clovernook Center for the Blind

Prevent Blindness Tennessee

Radio Reading Service of the Memphis/Shelby County Public Library and Information Center

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Tennessee Unit

Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Tennessee School for the Blind

Volunteer Blind Industries

National Resources
Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Tennessee

Project BRAIN

National Resources
National Resources
Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy

Middle Tennessee

National Resources
See also Developmental Disabilities, Education

Center for Early Childhood Learning and Development (Tennessee State University)

Family Voices of Tennessee

NICHCY State Contact Sheet

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)

Tennessee Voices for Children

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

National Resources

Communication Disorders
See also Deaf-Blindness, Deafness and Hearing Impairments

Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists (TAASLP)

National Resources
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Tennessee Chapter

National Resources
See also Communication Disorders

TREDS: The Tennessee Outreach Project for Children and Youth Experiencing Dual Sensory Impairments

National Resources
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
See also Communication Disorders

Bill Rice Ranch (religious summer program for deaf teens)

Deaf Tennessee Directory

Knoxville Area Community Center for the Deaf (KACCD)

Tennessee Infant Parent Service Program (TIPS)

Tennessee School for the Deaf

National Resources
Developmental Disabilities
See also Children, General, Multi-Service Agencies

The ARC of Tennessee

Davidson County

Hamilton County


Putnam County (Advocacy & Resources Corporation)

Washington County
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (University of Tennessee Health Science Center)

Independent Opportunities

John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Council

National Resources
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – East Tennessee Chapter

Healthy Living with Diabetes: A Self-Care Program for Persons with Diabetes and Their Caregivers (Univ. of Tennessee)

National Resources
Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee

National Resources
See also Children

Disability Coalition on Education

SPAN-TN (Special Education Action Network of Tennessee)

Tennessee Division of Special Education

Rights of Children With Disabilities and Parent Responsibilities

Step By Step: A Guide For Parents
West Tennessee RISE (Restructuring for Inclusive School Environments)

National Resources
See Vocational Rehabilitation
Epilepsy Foundation of America

East Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

National Resources
Financial Information
TennCare (state-sponsored managed care)

Tennessee Division of Workers’ Compensation

National Resources
Fragile X Syndrome
National Resources
Head Injury
See Brain Injury
HIT: Health Information Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Health Care Campaign

National Resources
Heart Disorders
American Heart Association – Tennessee Chapters

National Resources
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification – Tennessee

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

National Resources
Independent Living
Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee

Disability Resource Center (Knoxville)

Jackson Center for Independent Living

Memphis Center for Independent Living

Tri-State Resource Advocacy Corporation (TRAC)

National Resources
Learning Disabilities
Learning Disability Association of Greater Memphis

Tennessee State Resources (LD OnLine)

Tennessee State Resources for Literacy and Learning Disabilities (NALLD)

National Resources
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Tennessee Chapter
Mental Illness
Helen Ross McNabb Center

Mental Health Association

Greater Knoxville

Middle Tennessee (under construction 12/8/01)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Tennessee (NAMI Tennessee)

Regional Intervention Program (for children)

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

Tennessee State Mental Health Resources (KEN)

National Resources
Mental Retardation
See Developmental Disabilities
Multi-Service Agencies
See also Children, Developmental Disabilities, General


Buffalo River Services

Michael Dunn Center


Shelby Residential & Vocational Services (SRVS)
Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Tennessee Chapters

Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Middle Tennessee Chapter
National Resources
Occupational Therapy
National Resources
Prader-Willi Syndrome
National Resources
See Sports and Recreation
See Vocational Rehabilitation
National Resources
Respiratory Disorders
National Resources
Respite Services
National Respite Locator Service – South Dakota and Tennessee Respite Programs

National Resources
Speech Disorders
See Communication Disorders

National Resources
Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Tennessee

National Resources
Sports and Recreation
Camp Koinonia

Easter Seals Tennessee – A B L E (Athletes Building Life Experiences)

Special Olympics Tennessee

National Resources
National Resources
Tourette Syndrome
National Resources
Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Tennessee Cities

National Resources
Turners Syndrome
National Resources
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs

National Resources
Vocational Rehabilitation
Tennessee Department of Human Services (see Rehabilitation Services Division)

Center on Disability and Employment

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