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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. The Coalition and its member organizations represent Tennesseans of every age, economic background, political persuasion and disability. Some are disability-specific groups like the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee while others are cross-disability and may focus on specific issues such as independent living, employment, or assistive technology. Each is committed to collaboration toward improving the lives of all Tennesseans who are touched by a disability.  Read more…

The Arc of Tennessee

The Arc of Tennessee values diversity and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender or level of disability.  How to report and write about people with disabilities. Here are some tips:  Read more…

Vanderbilt University Supporting Families with Disabilities

Vanderbilt University helps families with disabilities and children with siblings with disabilities.  They provide information on positive aspects, challenging aspects, questions about the child with a disability, questions about one’s parents, read more… (more…)

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CARTA Care-A-Van Coming to East Ridge

CartaCARTA Brings Care-A-Van Service to East Ridge Citizens

Starting September 1, CARTA will bring their Care-A-Van service to East Ridge for qualifying seniors age 65 and older and disabled citizens. This curb-to-curb service will take citizens to anywhere in East Ridge and the Chattanooga City Limits. An application must be filled out and submitted to CARTA for pre-approval before scheduling a ride. Application can be picked up at both the City Hall Reception Desk and the East Ridge Library. (more…)

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ARCC–Applied Resources of Chattooga County

Mission Statement: The Arc of Chattooga County promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation into the community throughout their lifetimes

What began as a grassroots effort of family and friends of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc of Chattooga County opened its doors as a training center in order to not have to bus their loved ones to Rome, GA or Chattanooga TN for day services in 1973 and is still working to provide for the various needs of those in our community with special needs. A non profit organization run by volunteers who love and care about those in our community who have I/DD.

 

 

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North Georgia Healthcare Center

Senior Zone is a program designed to enrich the lives of adults age 50 and over through activities and social interaction, as well as educational opportunities in the areas of health, nutrition, fitness and other topics geared toward senior adults. There is an annual membership.  At NGHCC we believe there is a formula for “aging” well.  That formula includes equal parts of the flowing elements: physical/health, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, work/contribution to community.  Annual membership is $20.00 per person or $35.00 husband/wife. (more…)

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Vista Points

Welcome to Vista Points,  Inc., a non-profit resource center dedicated to raising awareness about Special Needs Trusts. Vista Points provides trustee services for three types of Special Needs Trusts: first party or self-settled trusts, third party trusts and pooled trusts. Through community outreach activities and educational programs, Vista Points promotes the advantages of Special Needs Trusts to those who will most benefit from them, including people living with a physical, mental or intellectual disability, their parents and caregivers, and the professionals who serve and guide them.  Who benefits from Advocacy?  serving as a trustee of a Special Needs Trust is a rigorous and demanding that may continue for many years. Active Advocacy provides advocacy services to many worthwhile endeavors and organizations.  Charitable contributions can be made to individuals living with a disability, to improve their quality of life

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Parent and Family engagement

Parent and Family Engagement is an ongoing process that increases active participation , communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole child to ensure student achievement and success.  This is through Title 1 to enable all children to stay in school without having many absences.   Read more… (more…)

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Project Search

The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business led, one year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations.  The goal for each student participant is competitive employment.  Read more… (more…)

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Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

VR operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal–to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment.    If eligible, VR could work for you–discuss the imact of your disability on your ability to work, develop a work plan, outlining responsibilities and services needed to reach your work goal, after services are received and employment is achieved,  Read more… (more…)

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Sunshine Ambassadors, Inc.

Enriching the Lives of Individuals with disabilities through dance.  SA is designed to serve non-typical students, all of our students have some sort of disability.  Read more… (more…)

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The PCA Bookstore

Excellent resources for personal reading and study as well as small group and class studies.  Over 4,000 titles in stock.  Featuring works of Presbyterian and reformed authors.  Your donation helps individuals and families living with poverty.  Read More (more…)

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Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) was founded as E.A.C.H. in 1978. Most recently the agency was known as Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee.

Today, DRT is Tennessee’s Protection & Advocacy System and has served—at no cost—more than 40,000 clients with disabilities. Our mission is to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.   Read more (more…)

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Talisman programs

Talisman programs provide exceptional ADHD, Autism, and Asperger camp opportunities for young people, ages 6-22 with Autism Spectrum disorders, ADHD and other learning differences.  There are several activities that consist of for this camp.  They are:  read more (more…)

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Sequel Youth and Family Services

Sequel Youth and Family Services is a privately owned company that develops and operates programs for people with behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges. Our mission is to prepare our clients to lead responsible and fulfilling lives by providing mentoring, education, and living support within a safe, structured, dynamic environment — whether on one of our campuses, in the community, or in their own homes.  They are located at 17 Ridgeway Road/Norris, TN 37828/ Phone: (865) 494-5554/ Toll-Free Number: 1-800-896-4754/ Fax: (865) 494-5535

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Autism Society

The Autism Society is the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. We work to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues about people across the spectrum, advocate for appropriate services for individuals of every age, and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy. 

 

 

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