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Children with Disabilities

A wealth of resources exist for children with disabilities and their families. The most comprehensive source of disability related web information for Tennessee families is:

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, a gateway site for Tennessee disability services. Topics are wide-ranging and include Advocacy and Law, Child Care, Education, Health Care, Respite Care. From this site you may search for services by county and type of service. The referral office provides assistance in finding services. Staff can assist families who speal English or Spanish. Call:

Statewide Toll Free Voice 1-800-640-INFO (4636)
TDD 1-800-273-9595 Nashville Area Voice 322-8529, TDD 343-2958, TTY users dial 711 for toll free relay service

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University, is one of fourteen National Developmental Disabilities Research Centers supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It provides research, services, and information. (615) 322-8240.

Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee at Memphis, promotes, supports, and enhances the independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families in the community.

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities is a state organization that works to ensure public policies that increase and support the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in their communities.

Children with Disabilities

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