Family Support

Individualized Education Account Program

Provides options for parents and students to choose the education opportunities that best meet their own unique needs through access to public education funds.

Lifecourse Tools

Created to help improve conversations and planning and enhance supports to individuals with I/DD and their families.

Mark's Money

Mark’s Money is a non-profit organization started by the Coonrod family in August 2006 to provide financial assistance to people with Down syndrome to help improve their quality of life. 

MTA Access on Demand

Access On Demand provides a premium, same-day scheduling option and single-user trip service, all with the ability to give the rider more power over their transportation options.

NeedLink Nashville

NeedLink Nashville helps our neighbors meet basic needs in times of crisis by providing short-term assistance and links to other resources.

Parenting Special Needs Online Magazine

Parenting Special Needs Online Magazine has created a world that provides practical tips, shares life’s lessons, tackles the challenges and celebrates the joys of one of life’s greatest gifts

Parent to Parent Tennessee

Statewide program established to provide support, information, services, training and leadership opportunities for families of youth and children with special health care needs.

Scholarship Fund to assist Tennesseans with disabilities and their families to attend leadership coalition meetings, disability conferences, and disability trainings.

Funds can reimburse individuals or families for the cost of registration, attendant care, hotel/lodging, transportation, child care or respite care, meals and other related travel expenses. All scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)

STEP is a statewide program in Tennessee that provides trainings and information on special education for parents and caregivers, free of charge. Free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) who reside in Tennessee. (birth through age 22).

TN Kindred Stories Of Disability Special Supporting Families Edition: Connections to Communities

Stories that demonstrate how individuals with disabilities and their families find support in their communities and how they address the barriers to full community inclusion and meaningful engagement that many people still face on a daily basis.