Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

Austin Hatcher FoundationOur mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship.

Diversionary Therapy, Psycho-Oncology, Healthy Lifestyle Education services.  For more information, go to Austin Hatcher Foundation

Estate Planning & Special Needs Trust

Martin PierceWhat happens when something happens to you? Martin Pierce is Chattanooga’s local specialist when it comes to Special Needs Trust, Conservatorship & Guardianship.   Martin Pierce is a certified estate planning law specialist and has experience in the legal areas of special needs planning, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, Medicaid, and a host of other legal transactions.     

Congratulations to former intern Kelly Sullivan!

Kelly SullivanCONGRATULATIONS to former LifeLine intern Kelly Sullivan!  Kelly has completed her undergraduate work and has been accepted into Southern University’s School of Social Work Master’s Program.  Kelly served with us for about nine months in 2011.  Kelly was always ready to pitch in and help wherever she was needed.  We are excited to see what God will do with her life as she expands her knowledge and capacity to serve families.


8 Tips to Boost Your Child’s Working Memory

Christopher Penney at desk w mapDoes your child have a hard time remembering directions or math facts? Does he often forget what he wants to say? If so, he might have working memory issues.

Working memory is also known as short-term memory. It’s a skill kids use to learn. You can help your child improve his recall by building some working memory boosters into his daily life.



BrightStar Care – Special Needs Care for Children


“At BrightStar of Chattanooga, we realize that babies, infants and children living with disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements. That’s why we have trained care professionals who specialize in adminstering in-home pediatric care and can provide comprehensive case management and support for children with disabilities and special needs. From autism, spina bifida and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to cerebral palsy, any spinal injury and more, our caregivers give them the care they need and the support they deserve.



Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center

Tri State Therapeutic Riding Center logoEmily on horseTri-State Therapeutic Riding Center offers hippotherapy (horseback riding therapy) services to children with special needs.   Multiple options available – single events, ongoing therapy sessions, etc.  For more details and to learn about specific services, contact Denise Lineberry at Tri State Therapeutic Riding Center.


Milestones Therapy

Milestone Therapy logoMilestones Therapy is dedicated to providing comprehensive intervention services through collaboration with families, caregivers and other service providers.  Services may include assessment to assist with diagnosis, direct hands-on therapy, and training and consultation for specialized equipment and home/school modifications.

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with disorders or delays in the following areas:  (more…)


Life Spring Community Health

Life Spring Community Health LogoWe are always looking for resources for families who are insured, under insured, or without insurance.  I met yesterday with Dr. Michele Pickett of Life Spring Community Health and learned about their pediatrician services.  TennCare, Blue Cross, United, and Cigna are the insurances accepted at the moment.  Private pay sliding scale is available for those who qualify.  Care available in both English and Spanish.

“LifeSpring is a community health ministry whose purpose is to demonstrate the love of Christ in word and deed by providing health education and promotion, medical services and community advocacy in urban Chattanooga, in order to transform the health of our community – body and soul.”