- Autism Society of Middle Tennessee
The website for the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee
- Cerebral Palsy Group
We are dedicated to providing help and support through information, material and resources to parents of children who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.
- Cerebral Palsy Guide
This website provides parents with information they need on cerebral palsy symptoms, treatment options and support groups available.
- Illuminate Academy
Illuminate Academy, Inc is a Tennessee not-for-profit. We are an educational organization for children with Autism and other special needs. An alternative to a public or private school, we educate learners Monday-Thursday from 8:30-2:30.
- Maryville University Disabilities Guide for College Students
This guide is 100% free and great information for any student, family member, or educator looking for information on how to prepare for higher education regarding disabilities. It covers educational opportunities, preparation steps, knowing your rights, different types of disabilities, and recommended resources for additional information.
- MusicAbility Lessons
MusicAbility provides lessons on guitar, piano, flute, voice, or songwriting for students who are at least age seven. Lessons take place in the comfort of your home in Williamson or Davidson Counties, available in one-on-one or group settings. Meghan Davis, Board Certified Music Therapist, develops individualized lesson plans to teach students of all abilities including special needs.
- Saddle Up!
Saddle Up! is Middle Tennessee’s largest equine assisted activities and therapies program. Nestled on a beautiful farm in Franklin, TN, we offer a variety of programs for children from the age of 2 to 19 years old with documented disabilities. Our largest program is Therapeutic Riding where participants receive weekly riding lesson to enhance their knowledge of horsemanship. These lessons are adapted by our PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructors to meet each participants need. Secondary benefits to riding include increase fine and gross motor skills, balance, social skills, verbal communications, and much more. We also offer Hippotherapy for clients looking for Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy with the dynamic movement of the horse. For school groups or classes we offer Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) where we use the farm as our classroom to teach different subjects such as science, math, reading, character building, and much more. For our EAL groups we adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the group/class. For more information please visit our website at www.saddleupnashville.org or contact our office at (615) 794-1150.
- Tennessee Disability Coalition
The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals in Tennessee that have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
- Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
A free, statewide, information and referral service for persons with disabilities, family members, service providers, and advocates.
- Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
The mission of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development is to improve the quality of life of persons with disorders of thinking, learning, perception, communication, mood and emotion caused by disruption of typical development.
- The Growing Place Pediatrics PLLC
The Growing Place Pediatrics PLLC is a pediatric speech therapy and Autism support provider for the families of Middle Tennessee. Based in Columbia, we work with children from 18 months to 21 years old in need of language, articulation, fluency, and feeding/oral motor intervention. We also provide supports for our non-speaking or minimally speaking children, teens, and adults on the Autism Spectrum using an approach known as Rapid Prompting Method and spelling to communicate, which focuses on building sensory regulation and purposeful motor control skills to allow students to access education and communication through spelling.
- Teacher Resources for Special Needs