Gap in State Infrastructure Impacts Developmentally Disabled

Developmental Disability is generally defined under state and federal law as “severe, chronic disability; manifested before age 22; attributable to a mental or physical impairment; resulting in substantial functional limitations; likely to continue indefinitely; and requiring specialized supports and services.” Developmental conditions that we typically recognize include conditions such as…

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Schools, Metro to help kids with disabilities transition to real world

Published on Nashville City Paper: Nashville’s Online Source for Daily News (http://nashvillecitypaper.com) ——————————————————————————– Amy Griffith Graydon School districts are required by federal law to help kids with disabilities transition from high school to the outside world. But getting that done effectively takes support from across the community, according to Karen…

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Letter from Asst. Commissioner Norris to DD Taskforce

In the report entitled “Fulfill the Promise” the Developmental DisabilitiesTask Force appointed by the state legislature called for an increase in state funding for the Family Support Program, one of Tennessee’s only service programs that is available to persons with developmental disabilities other than mental retardation. The entire Family Support…

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