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Mental Health Cooperative

-MHC uses a holistic approach, combining evidence-based psychotherapy, intenstive in-home case management and psychiatry into an integrated system of care.

Intensive Case Management, Counseling Services, Psychiatric Services, and Initial Admission Assessments.


We know that a child or adolescent who is struggling with emotional/behavioral issues can create stress within the entire family. That’s why Mental Health Cooperative’s approach works, because we not only focus on your child’s unique needs but also on the needs of your family. We assist you in finding real solutions that work. Our goal is your goal — seeing your child happy and successful in school, family and social situations.

Mental Health Cooperative has outstanding programs for:

Minecraft Club

Does Your Child Like to Play Minecraft?  Join Minecraft Club, Saturdays in Hixson.

They think they’re playing.  We know they’re learning social skills.  Sshh, don’t tell!

Camp Koinonia Outdoor Education Program

Camp Koinonia“Camp Koinonia is an outdoor education program for children  ages 7-21 who have multiple disabilities. The program was developed in 1977 at Virginia Tech as part of a class with the primary purpose of providing a meaningful, experiential learning opportunity for university students while involving children and young adults, some with severe disabilities, in outdoor activities that they would not be able to do otherwise.

Employment with a Disability: Benefits to Work

If you are hesitant about pursuing work goals because of concerns about your benefits, Benefits to Work can help at absolutely no charge to you!

Are you currently getting benefits and interested in returning to work?

Benefits-to-Work LogoOur Mission Statement:

To promote self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities by alleviating significant obstacles faced when going to work including concern about healthcare coverage and others benefits.  Our experts have years of experience with Social Security employment supports such as Ticket to Work and will provide in-depth analyses of benefits and guidance. We equip those we serve with tools to make informed decisions about their financial circumstances and courage to pursue career goals.

What will happen to your benefits such as:  Social Security,TennCare/Medicare, Foodstamps, Families First,Subsidized Housing,Veterans benefits, and/or others?  Benefits to Work, a program of Tennessee Disability Coalition and the Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee (CIL-MT) can help you find the answers.  Our counselors are conveniently located in a town near you.
Planning Services:  

Bachman Academy

Bachman-Academy“Bachman Academy serves students with learning differences, like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD),
Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD, ADD), who learn best in a non-traditional environment that is challenging, achievement-oriented and individualized.

The mission of Bachman Academy is to empower students who have learning differences to develop the skills and values necessary for success in our global community.

Highlights of the core academic program include:

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Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

stack_of_booksSpecial Education Basic Rights Workshop

This workshop is designed for parents of children receiving special education services or that might need special education services. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role as a parent in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and how to be an effective partner with the school team in the process. If you have recently received a diagnosis or have a child just transitioning from the early intervention program into the school system, this workshop will be especially helpful.  This parent training event is the foundation for all of the other special education law trainings that LifeLine provides. While this is designed for families, educators and professionals are always welcome.

  • Eligibility
  • Evaluations
  • Team Members
  • Time Lines
  • IEP Development
  • Related Services
  • Preparing for an IEP Meeting


Register by contacting LifeLine at 423-622-4007 or e-mail registration You can also now register online !


Price: Free Event

Date: April 30, 2015

LifeLine, Inc.
LifeLine, Inc. 1400 McCallie Avenue Suite 112
Chattanooga, Tennessee
37404 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 20

FamilyShare TN: Topic TBD

Topic to be determined


Price: Free Event

Date: May 18, 2015

LifeLine, Inc.
LifeLine, Inc. 1400 McCallie Avenue Suite 112
Chattanooga, TN Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 40

Special Needs Ministry: Vacation Bible School (VBS) Staff Training

Vacation Bible School Staff i_heart_vbsTraining for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs

VBS season is just around the corner!  Before your church launches VBS this year, be sure that your staff is prepared to fully include children with special needs throughout the VBS week.

What are some inclusion strategies?

What are other churches doing?

How do you include a child who uses a wheelchair?

How do you include a child with autism?

What are the similarities or differences?

Join us for a general overview of VBS activities and ideas for successful inclusion of children with special needs in your church's Vacation Bible School program.   We will cover multiple types of disabilities and inclusion ideas for each.   Coming with a specific child in mind?  We'll end the night with a Question & Answer session.

$10 per person

First Baptist Church of Lafayette

201 N. Main Street
Lafayette, GA


Price: $10.00

Date: May 21, 2015

First Baptist Church of Lafayette
First Baptist Church of Lafayette 201 North Main Street
Lafayette, Georgia Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 50