Accessibility and Recreation

  • Dollywood
    This amusement park in Pigeon Forge, TN with the added scenic benefit of being has many rides and attractions are accessible to guests who can be lifted from their chairs with assistance from a member of their party. Some rides can accommodate guests who must remain in their wheelchairs. There are many other rides and attractions available to guests with disabilities; a complete guide can be found on their web site which provides information on rides that are appropriate for people with special needs.
    Website

Education

Advocacy Agencies

Department of Education

  • Division of Special Education
    Department of Education
    Joseph Fisher, Assistant Commissioner
    Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor
    710 James Robertson Parkway
    Nashville, TN 37243-0380
    615-741-2851
    Website
    E-Mail: jfisher@state.tn.us

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

  • Division of Special Education
    Department of Education
    Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor
    710 James Robertson Parkway
    Nashville, TN 37243-0380
    615-741-2851
    Website
    E-Mail: cmayer@tntech.edu

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

  • TN Division of Special Education
    Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor
    710 James Robertson Parkway
    Nashville, TN 37243-0375
    615-253-5032
    615-532-9412 FAX
    Website and contact information

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • Support and Training for Exceptional Parents, Inc.
    712 Professional Plaza
    Greeneville, TN 37745
    423-639-0125 voice / 423-639-8802 TDD
    423-636-8217 FAX
    800-280-STEP (7837)
    Website
    E-Mail: information@tnstep.org

Health & Well-Being

  • CoverKids, Children’s Health Insurance Program
    This program provides health insurance for eligible children who have no health insurance and are under age 19.  Financial eligibility is based on family size and income.
    CoverKids information
  • Children’s Special Services (CSS)
    CSS may provide comprehensive medical care for children with chronic physical disabilities from birth to 21 years of age. Diagnostic and financial eligibility criteria must be met to participate in the program. The CSS program is coordinated through the local health departments in all 95 counties in the State of Tennessee and provides resources for medical and non-medical services.
    Website and contact information
  • TennCare, Long Term Services and Supports program
    TennCare provides eligible adults with physical disabilities Home and Community Supports and Services allowing them to remain at home and in the community.  Individuals with disabilities that meet Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria and financial eligibility based on income and resources may be eligible for appropriate supports and services.
    Website and information

 

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