Free Resources and Support:
Conservatorship Assistance Program
Is your child with a disability turning 18 soon? Do you need to establish a conservatorship for your adult child? There are services available that may provide free legal representation to establish a conservatorship if you qualify. Contact the Office of Conservatorship Management at the link above to see if you qualify.
15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces at Understood to provide support to the one in five children with learning and attention issues. With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.
Find links and information for free services in Tennessee covering a wide range of areas including: special needs of disabled children, developmental milestones and expectations for children from birth to age 18, insurance coverage, mental & emotional health, school readiness, physical health & wellness, family crisis services, life skills development, and many other basic family needs.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder provides free information, resources, support, and referrals to Tennesseans with disabilities and their families. Through three major program components, Pathfinder provides information and resources to individuals of all ages, with all types of disabilities, regardless of language spoken. Through a helpline and online database, Pathfinder connects individuals with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and service providers to appropriate community resources that suit their needs. Pathfinder also provides training, presentations, and community education series as part of their outreach services.
Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities - Tennessee (DIDD)
The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) is the state agency responsible for administering services and support to Tennesseans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DIDD administers services directly or through contracts with community providers. DIDD strives to partner with the people it supports and their family members and friends.
HealthyChildren.Org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Whether you are looking for information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, you'll find the needed information at this site.