“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.
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.
“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:
IEP Team Process Video Series
IEP season is upon us. Everyone seems to be preparing for their IEP meetings. Educators and parents alike are planning the document that will provide the guidance for their child’s education into the next school year. Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center has created some good video explanations of the IEP Process. As you watch, keep in mind that not all of their forms will be identical to Tennessee or Georgia’s forms, but the federal laws they discuss will be the same.
“For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.”
“Adaptations, accommodations, and modifications need to be individualized for students, based upon their needs and their personal learning styles and interests. It is not always obvious what adaptations, accommodations, or modifications would be beneficial for a particular student, or how changes to the curriculum, its presentation, the classroom setting, or student evaluation might be made. This page is intended to help teachers and others find information that can guide them in making appropriate changes in the classroom based on what their students need.”