Tennessee’s Individualized Education Account for Students with Disabilities

TN Council on Developmental DisabilitiesIndividualized Education Account – “the voucher program that isn’t a voucher program”, according to some.  I have fielded multiple questions over the last few weeks on the Individualized Education Account. The state has just updated their list of Frequently Asked Questions with the latest info. There is a section for

Erlanger/Children’s Hospital Looking for Musicians!

erlanger logoMessage from Erlanger/Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services:
We are starting a new music ministry program and need volunteer musicians! If you play an instrument and are interested in learning more about this program, please let me know. Once we have enough volunteers interested in learning more, we will set up an information session. Thank you for all you do!
Emilia Pastina Jones
Volunteer Services Manager
Erlanger Health System
Office: (423) 778-7892

New Resources From USDOE: OSEP

  • USDOECheck out these NEW Resources from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs




Truancy: Door to Criminal Justice System

“Research has … shown that the minute a youth sets foot in detention or lockup, he or she has a 50 percent chance of entering the criminal justice system as an adult.”  – Robert Listenbee, administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

University of Tennessee law professor Dean Rivkin argues that prosecuted truants should have right to appointed counsel earlier in the process.

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Early Intervention & Delays in Children

Nashville Parent, November 2015 edition has an article on pages 28-29 on Early Intervention and Delays in Children.  This article includes a First Year Growth Guide as well as Early Indicators for Learning Disabilities chart. (more…)


Henegar Counseling Center

Comprehensive Christian Counseling and Assessment Services

For more than 30 years, Henegar Counseling Center has provided quality professional help grounded the Christian tradition of caring.

Mission: To offer a broad range of counseling and psychological services to the Chattanooga community and beyond, delivered with the highest professional standards and remaining faithful to the Christian tradition of faith and caring.  We seek to serve all persons with compassion and sensitivity to their uniqueness as we assist them in meeting life’s challenges.  This vision is realized by: healthier individuals, happier children, stronger marriages, loving families.

Our staff or licensed professionals includes psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and counselors who are trained to come alongside those of any age who are hurting.  With clinical skills and compassion, our staff is equipped to help with: (more…)