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ADA Center

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Southeast ADA Center 1419 Mayson Street NE Atlanta , GA , 30324
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(404) 541-9001 (V/TTY)
http://www.adagreatlakes.org

Blind/ Visual Impairments/ Deaf-Blind

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Jennifer Vick, Project Coordinator Project TREDS – TN Deafblind Project Vanderbilt University Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Center for Child Development 3401 W. End Avenue, Suite 460 West Nashville , TN , 37203
(800) 288-2266 (V/TTY)
(615) 322-8279
http://www.treds-deafblindproject.com

Blind/ Visual Impairments/ Deaf-Blind

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Division of Rehabilitation Services Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens Plaza State Office Building 400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor Nashville , TN , 37243-1403
(800) 628-7818
(615) 313-4917
(615) 313-6601 (TTY);
(800) 270-1349 (TTY)
http://www.tn.gov/humanserv/rehab/bvis.html

CHIP

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
(health care for low-income uninsured children) TennCare
(800) 669-1851
http://www.state.tn.us/tenncare/

D D Council

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities Parkway Towers 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 130  Nashville , TN , 37243-0228
(615) 532-6615
http://www.state.tn.us/cdd

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens Plaza Building 400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor Nashville , TN , 37248-6000
(800) 270-1349 (in TN)
(615) 313-4918
1-615-713-2871 (Video Phone)
http://www.tn.gov/humanserv/rehab/cc6.html

Developmental Disabilities

1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services Department of Finance and Administration 15th Floor, Andrew Jackson Building 500 Deaderick Street Nashville , TN , 37243
(800) 535-9725
(615) 532-6530
http://www.tn.gov/dids/

Early Intervention

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Tennessee’s Early Intervention System (TEIS) Tennessee Department of Education Division of Special Populations 710 James Robertson Parkway, 10th Floor Andrew Johnson Tower Nashville , TN , 37243-0375
(800) 852-7157
(615) 741-9873
http://www.tn.gov/education/teis/

Mediation

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Division of Special Education Department of Education Andrew Johnson Tower 710 James Robertson Parkway, 7th floor Nashville , TN , 37243-0380
(615) 741-5988
(888) 212-3162
http://www.tn.gov/education/speced/

Mental Health

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor 425 5th Avenue North Nashville , TN , 37243
(615) 532-6500
http://www.state.tn.us/mental 

Mental Health – Youth

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Office of Children and Youth Division of Special Populations and Minority Initiatives Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Cordell Hull Building, 5th Floor 425 5th Avenue North Nashville , TN , 37243
(615) 253-4800
(615) 532-6612 (TTY)
http://www.state.tn.us/mental

Other

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
State Department for Children and Youth in State Custody Viola P. Miller, Ed.D., Commissioner Tricia Lea, Ph.D., Director of Medical and Behavioral Services Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Cordell Hull Building, 7th Floor 436 6th Avenue North Nashville , TN , 37243-1290
(615) 741-9699
http://www.state.tn.us/youth

Preschool, Disabilities

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Education Division of Special Education 2763 Island Home Boulevard Knoxville , TN , 37920
(888) 212-3162 (Special Education questions)
(865) 594-5691
http://state.tn.us/education/speced

Protection & Advocacy

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee P O Box 121257 2416 21st Avenue South, Suite 100  Nashville , TN , 37212
(615) 298-1080
(800) 342-1660 (in TN)
(888) 852-2852 (TTY)
http://www.dlactn.org

Relay Services

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
(866) 503-0263 (V/TTY/ASCII)

Special Education

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Joseph Fisher, Assistant Commissioner Division of Special Education Department of Education Andrew Johnson Tower, 7th Floor 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville , TN  , 37243-0380
(888) 212-3162
(615) 741-2851
http://www.state.tn.us/education/speced/

Special Format Library

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Tennessee State Library and Archives 403 Seventh Avenue North Nashville , TN  , 37243-0313
(800) 342-3308
(615) 741-3915
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/lbph

Special Health Care Needs

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Dee Hitz, Nursing Consultant Children’s Special Services Tennessee Department of Health Cordell Hull Building, 5th Floor 425 5th Avenue North Nashville , TN , 37247-4750
(615) 741-2703
http://www.tennessee.gov

State Web Site

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Connect with your state’s official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
http://www.tennessee.gov/

Transition Services

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Jane Winstead, Director for Transition Services Tennessee Department of Education Division of Special Education 2763 Island Home Boulevard Knoxville , TN , 37920
(865) 594-5691

UCEDD

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities University of Tennessee Health Science Center 711 Jefferson Avenue Memphis , TN , 38105
(888) 572-2249
(901) 448-6511
(901) 448-4677 (TTY)
http://www.uthsc.edu/bcdd/

UCEDD

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Vanderbilt Kennedy Center PMB 40 230 Appleton Place Nashville , TN , 37203
(615) 322-8240
(866) 936-8852
http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/kennedy/ucedd/index.html

Vocational Education, Disabilities

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Division of Career and Technical Education 4th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower 710 James Roberston Parkway Nashville , TN , 37243-0383
(615) 532-2834
http://www.state.tn.us/education/

Vocational Rehabilitation

        1 – State Agencies
State: Tennessee
Andrea Cooper, Assistant Commissioner Division of Rehabilitation Services Department of Human Services 400 Deaderick Street, l5th Floor Nashville , TN  , 37248-0060
(615) 313-4714
http://www.state.tn.us/humanserv

Attention Deficit Disorder

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: 

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150 Landover , MD , 20785

(800) 233-4050
(301) 306-7070
http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) PO Box 7557 Wilmington , DE , 19803-9997
(800) 939-1019 (V/Fax)
http://www.add.org

Autism

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Autism Society of Middle Tennessee 955 Woodland Street Nashville , TN , 37206-3753
(615) 385-2077
http://www.tnautism.org

Blind/Visual Impairments

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300 New York , NY , 10001
(800) 232-5463
(212) 502-7600
http://www.afb.org 

Cerebral Palsy

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Peggy Fryer, President/CEO UCP of the Mid South, Inc. 4189 Leroy Avenue Memphis , TN , 38108
(901) 761-4277

Epilepsy

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Epilepsy Foundation Middle and West Tennessee 2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite C-202  Nashville , TN , 37215
(800) 244-0768
(615) 269-7091
http://epilepsytn.org

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
The Arc of Tennessee 151 Athens Way, Suite 100  Nashville , TN , 37228
(800) 835-7077
(615) 248-5878
wrogers@thearctn.org
http://www.thearctn.org 

Learning Disabilities

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Learning Disabilities Association of America 4156 Library Road Pittsburgh , PA , 15234-1349
(412) 341-1515
http://www.ldaamerica.org/

Mental Health

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee 2416 21st Avenue South, Suite 201 Nashville , TN , 37212
(615) 269-5355
http://www.ichope.com

Mental Health

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Sita Diehl, Executive Director NAMI-Tennessee 1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 605 Nashville , TN , 37217
(800) 467-3589 (in TN)
(615) 361-6608
http://namitn.org

Mental Health

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Voices for Children 701 Bradford Avenue Nashville , TN , 37204
(615) 269-7751
(800) 670-9982
http://www.tnvoices.org

Mental Health

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Respite Network 701 Bradford Avenue Nashville , TN , 37204
(800) 670-9882
(615) 269-7751
http://www.tnvoices.org

Speech, Language, and Hearing

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Nelia Westenberger, Executive Director Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists P.O. Box 70 Spring Hill, TN 37174 (931) 487-9871 E-mail:wmijohn@aol.com Web:www.taaslp.org

Tourette Syndrome

        2 – Disability-Specific Organizations
State: Tennessee
Tourette Syndrome Association Mid-South Regional Office (Serving Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia) 423 Summertrees Drive Auburn , AL , 36832
(334) 502-0055
http://tsa-usa.org/TSANatlLocal/Chapters/Midsouth.htm

Community Parent Resource Center

        3 – Organizations for Parents
State: Tennessee
Chattanooga Area Resource and Education Project 1609 McCallie Ave Chattanooga , TN , 37404
(423) 622-4007
http://www.lifelinefamilies.org/

Other Parent Organization

        3 – Organizations for Parents
State: Tennessee
Kate Driskill Kanies, M.A., M.L.S., RIP Coordinator Regional Intervention Program (RIP) 3411 Belmont Boulevard Nashville , TN , 37215
(615) 963-1177
http://www.ripnetwork.org

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

        3 – Organizations for Parents
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. 1905 Acklen Avenue Nashville , TN , 37212-3788
(615) 383-9740
http://www.pta.org

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

        3 – Organizations for Parents
State: Tennessee
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents, Inc. (STEP) 712 Professional Plaza Greeneville , TN , 37745
(800) 280-7837 (English toll free in TN only)
(423) 639-0125
(800) 975-2919 (Spanish Toll free in TN only)
(423) 639-8802 (TTY)
http://www.tnstep.org 

Independent Living

        4 – Other Disability Organizations
State: Tennessee
To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000 Houston , TX , 77019
(713) 520-0232 (V);
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
http://www.ilru.org

Independent Living

        4 – Other Disability Organizations
State: Tennessee
To find out the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20036
(202) 207-0334 (V)
(202) 207-0340 (TTY)
http://www.ncil.org

Other

        4 – Other Disability Organizations
State: Tennessee
Easter Seals Tennessee 2001 Woodmont Boulevard  Nashville , TN , 37215
(800) 264-0078
(615) 292-6640
http://www.eastersealstn.com 

Other

        4 – Other Disability Organizations
State: Tennessee
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 201 Nashville , TN , 37217
(888) 399-3272
(615) 399-3200
http://marchofdimes.com/ 

Other

        4 – Other Disability Organizations
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Disability Coalition 955 Woodland Street  Nashville , TN , 37206
(615) 383-9442
(615) 292-7790 (TTY)
http://www.tndisability.org

Other

        4 – Other Disability Organizations
State: Tennessee
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder (statewide bilingual disability information & referral service for all ages) Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 1114 17th Avenue South, Suite 105 Nashville , TN , 37212
(615) 322-8529; (800) 640-4636 (English/Spanish line)
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