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Department of Health in Tennessee

children’s Special Services.  Embracing special children today for independent children.  The Tennessee Children’s Special Services Program assures appropriate, timely, comprehensive, quality services to children birth to 21 who have or are at-risk for special needs.  The program promotes the well being of children in a manner that is family-centered, culturally sensitive and community based through service coordinators acting as liaisons for children, families and providers–facilitating, collaborating and forming partnerships that are flexible and creative in meeting the unique needs of each child.  Read more…

Rexair

Rexair the Vision behind the Rainbow.  Water world the churning water filter the dirt from the air, returning only clean, fresh, water-washed air into your home.  This purifies the air with this vacuum.  Makes breathing simpler and less allergies.  with the latest in sound reduction and micro=filtration technology, the Rainbow e Series runs cleaner and remarkably quieter.  A built-in Hepa Neutralizer helps to dampen the sound of the motor and filters non-wettable material and microscopic particles that may bypass our unique Water Wash System.  

Everyone in your family, including those with asthma and allergies, will appreciate the Rainbow Cleaning System. Independent laboratory testing has scientifically proven: Read more…

Green’s Karate

 

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Learning Rx

 

Chattanooga East Brain Training & Skills Center | LearningRx

At our brain training center here in Chattanooga East, we have the privilege of providing cognitive skills training to children and adults of all ages. Our programs work on the skills the brain uses to think and remember, and we have served countless families in the Chattanooga area and beyond we’d love to give you a tour of our center and share with you some stories about the life changing impact of LearningRx brain training. We’d love to answer your call or see you in person, but if you prefer to ask questions by email, we can be reached at learningrx.com/Chattanooga-east.  Her name is Michelle Hecker Davis.  Read more…

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PLAN

Who will care for my loved one with a disability when I am gone?  What is PLAN of Tennessee?  PLAN of Tennessee is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) agency, like those already operating in twenty-two states, which provides: care for your family member who is disabled.  Continuity of services after family has died or is unable to continue.  A focus on issues that will continue to be important throughout the lifetime of the work, financial resources, social activities, and reliable healthcare.  PLAN TN will: read more… (more…)

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Looper Speech & Hearing Center

Looper Speech & Hearing Center is a private, not for profit 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization governed by a local voluntary Board of Directors dedicated to meeting the speech, language and hearing needs of our area’s children and adults..

  • Evaluation
  • Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Hearing & Dispensing

Speech : Articulation, voice disorders, stuttering, aphasia, laryngectomy, tongue-thrust, swallowing, dysarthria, cleft palate, delayed speech/language

Hearing: pure tone, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, otoacoustoic emission, otoadmittance (impedance), ABR, central auditory test, hearing screening, auditory training.

Speech pathologists help patients develop, or recover, reliable communication skills so patients can fulfill their educational, vocational, and social roles.

www.loopershc.com

1011 Professional Blvd./Dalton, GA 30720/Phone: 706-226-4623

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Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee

1 in 100 we’re here to help, with free education and support.  Epilepsy/seizure disorder = more tan one unproved seizure.  About 1 in 100 people in Tennessee have epilepsy/seizure disorders.  there are over 20 types of seizures, people with epilepsy must see a neurologist regularly.  Seizures are the symptoms of epilepsy, and are caused by brief interruptions or surges in the electrical activity of the brain.  1 in 26 will have epilepsy/seizure disorders at some point in their life  Some causes are head injury, infection, fever, brain tumors, or even genetics.  For 70% with epilepsy, NO cause is identified. Epilepsy in    (more…)

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Catholic Charities – Pregnancy, Immigration, HIV/AIDS, Counseling

Pregnancy Center: Along with providing free pregnancy testing, birth options informational & community referrals, we have added the “Earn While You Learn” Program.  Once classes are completed the parents are given “Baby Bucks” to purchase new baby items such as car seats, cribs, diapers, etc., from our Baby Store.  Birth to 2 years.

Office of Immigrant Services: Fostering family unity and self-sufficiency of immigrants in our area, this program assists families in navigating the complicated U.S. immigration system & works to connect them with needed resources.  CCETN is the only low-cost provider of immigration legal services accredited by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration Appeals in all of East Tennessee.

The Home Place: A residential facility, the Home Place provides a stable, healthy environment and case management services for individuals with limited income who are living with HIV/AIDS.

Therapeutic Counseling and Education:  Counseling services by a licensed counselor are available to anyone in need, regardless of religious affiliation.  We accept clients on a volunteer basis only and offer a sliding fee scale for those with limited income.  We provide counseling to people who are having emotional., behavioral, relational and/or adjustment problems.

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Check Out These Websites!

General Autism Websites:

www.autismspeaks.org

www.autism-society.org

www.autismasperger.net

www.thepowerofonemarch.org

www.autsmone.org

www.autismtoday.com

www.parenttoparentofga.org

www.nas.org.uk

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Juice Plus Children’s Health Study

Dedicated to improving the state of children’s health and nutrition around the world.  As parents, we have our work cut out for us.  It’s hard enough to get kids to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables when their taste buds are hardwired to prefer donuts, French fries, and pizza.  What is Juice Plus? Juice Plus is a whole food based nutritional product that provides nutrition form 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains- (more…)

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Autism Spectrum DIsorders

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) People with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have a range of skills, abilities, and unique communication and behavioral needs.  ASD is a developmental disability.  It includes these conditions which were once individually diagnosed:  Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.  FACT:  Youth with ASD are often in the gifted range in many academic subjects.  FACT:  You can’t SEE an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Possible Traits of ASD: Negative reaction to being touched; repeating words or behaviors; trouble with changes avoidance of eye contact; preferring solitude; strong memory recall; in children, lack of interest in “make-believe” games.  Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency- Highly-skilled, trained teams of professionals, including Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs), offer services that include:  Counseling and Guidance, Postsecondary Support; Supported Employment; Work Readiness Training; Job Placement Assistance; Assistive Work Technology; Vocational Training; On-the-job training.

www.gvs.ga.gov

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Care Source

Care Source is the first non-profit health care plan chosen to serve Georgia Medicaid and Peach Care for Kids members enrolled in Georgia Families and women enrolled in the Planning for healthy Babies program.  Dental and Vision Benefits.  Care Source covers two cleanings and exams per year, and x-rays. Simple tooth removal is included.  Members also get a yearly eye exam and $75 towards glasses or contacts.  Free Job Help: job coaches help with interview practice and resumes, and provide support after you start a new job.  Care Source Job Connect also gives (more…)

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Harvest House Ministry

The Church of Christ that meets at Rossville has a group of dedicated volunteers that goes out 7 days a week to collect truck loads of food donated by local stores, such as Food Lion, BI-LO, Panera Bread, and Sara Lee.  Others may be added in the future.  Every Thursday morning, starting at about 9:30 am.   (more…)

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Kennesaw State University

2-year certificate program designed to offer an inclusive college experiences to students with intellectual disabilities.  Appeals to and attracts high school graduates with limitation in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, whose disability impairs their access to a post-secondary, general education curriculum.  Creates a campus atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for people with disabilities.  Read more… (more…)

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Georgia Student Finance Commission: Loans, Scholarships, Grants

Over the years, GSFC has grown to be the administrator of more than 20 state- and lottery-funded scholarships, grants and service-cancelable loan programs that ensure Georgians have an opportunity to access education beyond high school. In addition, GSFC provides free financial aid consultation to K-12, postsecondary institutions and community organizations across the state to help students and their families prepare to pay for college.

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NAMI Chattanooga: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Someone you love has a mental illness.  Meet NAMI Chattanooga.  We advocate improving and expanding services and facilities.  We find new ways to bring families, friends, consumers and providers closer together by sharing insights and techniues that help us.  We monitor federal, state and local legislation to improve laws and services for the mentally ill.  We advocate for improved treatment rehabilitation services and community support fro persons with mental illness.  We welcome parents, relatives, friends, professionals and consumers to share the challenge of living with mental illness.   (more…)

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