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Theater outings break isolation for young adults with special needs

 via Better Tennessee HattilooTheatre founder Ekundayo Bandele knows about special needs children, in part because his daughter was one. To give young people with special needs a social outlet, Hattiloo created Special Shows for Special People. It’s an event held just for special... Continue Reading 

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Advocacy, Education

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

(via TheWashingtonPost) On Wednesday, March 22, The Supreme Court unanimously raised the bar for the educational benefits owed to millions of children with disabilities in one of the most significant special-education cases­ to reach the high court in decades. Read more: http://wapo.st/2mEQQwU

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Advocacy, Caregiving, General awareness

What services are available through TN’s Family Support?

Via Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services are designed to be flexible and responsive to individual or family needs. Services might include but are not limited to: respite care, before/after care, day care, home/vehicle modifications, specialized equipment/repair/maintenance, nutrition/clothing/supplies, personal assistance,... Continue Reading 

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