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Advocacy & Resources For Health Needs

Advocacy & Resources

Able Account – Allows up to $100,000 for special needs adults; consult a reputable special needs attorney

ADA – Americans with Disability Act – ada.gov – A federal law that provides numerous protections and resources

Developmental Services for Children – Check locally

Individual Education Plans – Assists children as they navigate school through 12th grade

Kiwanis CentersKiwanis.org – Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time

NAMI – nami.org National Alliance for Mental Illness – Supports families and individuals confronting mental illness

Social Security Disability  https://www.ssa.gov/disability/

Special Needs Trust – To protect your disabled loved one; consult a reputable special needs attorney

St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Center, Memphis TN – stjude.org

Try to find a special needs attorney who can help you with navigate your loved one’s finances

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville TN – www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org

Vocational Rehabilitation – check with specific state agency. In TN, through the TN Dept of Human Services