Tennessee Disability Services

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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 ResourcesAutism

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 ResourcesBlindness 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 ResourcesBrain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Tennessee

Project BRAIN

National ResourcesCancerNational ResourcesCerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy

Middle Tennessee

National ResourcesChildren

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 ResourcesCystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Tennessee Chapter

National ResourcesDeaf-Blindness

See also Communication Disorders

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

National ResourcesDeafness 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 ResourcesDevelopmental 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 ResourcesDiabetes

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 ResourcesDown Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee

National ResourcesEducation

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 ResourcesEmploymentSee Vocational RehabilitationEpilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of America

East Tennessee
Middle Tennessee
National Resources

Financial Information

TennCare (state-sponsored managed care)

Tennessee Division of Workers’ Compensation

National ResourcesFragile X SyndromeNational ResourcesHead InjurySee Brain InjuryHealth

HIT: Health Information Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Health Care Campaign

National ResourcesHeart Disorders

American Heart Association – Tennessee Chapters

National ResourcesHousing

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification – Tennessee

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

National ResourcesIndependent 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 ResourcesLearning Disabilities

Learning Disability Association of Greater Memphis

Tennessee State Resources (LD OnLine)

Tennessee State Resources for Literacy and Learning Disabilities (NALLD)

National ResourcesLeukemia & LymphomaLeukemia & Lymphoma Society – Tennessee ChapterMental 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 ResourcesMental RetardationSee Developmental DisabilitiesMulti-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 ResourcesOccupational TherapyNational ResourcesPrader-Willi SyndromeNational ResourcesRecreationSee Sports and RecreationRehabilitation

See Vocational Rehabilitation

National ResourcesRespiratory DisordersNational ResourcesRespite Services

National Respite Locator Service – South Dakota and Tennessee Respite Programs

National ResourcesSpeech Disorders

See Communication Disorders

National ResourcesSpina Bifida

Spina Bifida Association of Tennessee

National ResourcesSports and Recreation

Camp Koinonia

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

Special Olympics Tennessee

National ResourcesStrokeNational ResourcesTourette SyndromeNational ResourcesTransportation

Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Tennessee Cities

National ResourcesTurners SyndromeNational ResourcesVeterans

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs

National ResourcesVocational Rehabilitation

Tennessee Department of Human Services (see Rehabilitation Services Division)

Center on Disability and Employment

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