Health

Funding Assistance for Adaptive Equipment

Sometimes it can seem impossible to find funding for a piece of adaptive equipment you know will vastly enrich and enhance your child or client’s life. Includes Online funding resource guides and a list of funds and foundations set up to help with funding for disabilities.

Sexual Health Education for Young People with Disabilities - Research and Resources for Parents/Guardians

All young people need access to and can benefit from sexual health information. Young people with disabilities have the same right to this education as their peers, however considerations must be made in order to modify the program to allow for information to be understood and learned in a way that is meaningful to them.

Talk With Me Tennessee

A non-profit organization with a goal to purchase light tech AAC devices for families to use to provide access to communication. They act as a bridge for families to provide access to communication devices recommended by their treating speech language pathologist and serve as a resource for families to assist in obtaining the appropriate communication system for their child.

Trauma and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Trauma is understood as experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing. Trauma can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, leaving him or her to feel powerless. Individuals with IDD experience a variety of trauma-based responses similar to those who do not have an IDD. This guide gives information and tips to help those with IDD who have experienced trauma.

TN Department of Health information on Down Syndrome

Tennessee Department of Health website with current information about Down syndrome for both families and medical providers. Information, reources, and Links are available along with advocacy groups across the state of Tennessee.

United Cerebral Palsy

UCP educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network that has helped millions.

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