Statewide

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Tennessee School for the Blind
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
United States

Provides school-aged (Pre K-21) blind and blind/deaf student's educational services in a day and residential setting.

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Davy Crockett Tower, 1st Floor
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
United States

The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities is an independent office in state government funded through the federal Developmental Disabilities Act. The Council works to ensure that Tennesseans with developmental disabilities are independent, productive, and included in their communities. The Council provides the state with a central point of expertise on disability data in Tennessee and nationally, current service system trends and most promising practices.

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502 Deaderick Street, 4th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
United States

TDAP: The Telecommunications Devices Access Program distributes free telecommunications devices to deaf and hard of hearing people living in Tennessee. They now offer wireline and wireless equipment. iCanConnect: In Tennessee, iCanConnect is administered by the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC). TPUC has been meeting the needs and challenges of consumers in Tennessee since 1996. The agency is responsible for setting rates and service standards for privately-owned telephones, as well as natural gas, electricity and water.

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3800 Sam Boney Drive
# 101
Nashville, TN 37211
United States

This corporation is a non-profit, beneficial society of deaf-blind persons, with or without other disabilities, and their families or significant others, and other concerned individuals, organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, educational and social welfare of deaf-blind persons and improving the morale among individuals who are deaf-blind. Our Goals are:
 

*** To promote activities which will provide social, supportive, and educational opportunities to all persons who are deaf-blind, and their families and significant others.
 

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1447 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29307
United States

The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) provides services to benefit K-12 students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Available to schools and families are a free-loan library of described and captioned educational media and information related to accessible media. The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.

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Tennessee Department of Health
8th FloorAndrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
United States

The Tennessee Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program promotes the hearing screening of all infants prior to hospital discharge or by ONE month of age; audiologic evaluation by THREE months of age for infants that did not pass the hearing screening; and early intervention services by SIX months of age for infants diagnosed with hearing loss (Deaf or Hard of Hearing -DHH). The program provides families of children who are DHH the opportunity to receive parent to parent support in the communication mode chosen by the family. We provide a list of hearing providers across the state.

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Gallaudet University Hall Memorial Building (HMB) S438
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States

Provides support for training information that benefits families with deaf or hard of hearing children; Educators, professionals and paraprofessionals who work with deaf or hard of hearing children, students and their families; Youth and adults in transition to post-secondary educational programs.

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955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
United States

The Coalition is a statewide membership alliance of organizations committed to influencing society to value, include and support people with disabilities. It is project-driven with current activities directed toward public awareness, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and consumer-driven support services. The Coalition serves as an information and referral source and develops for distribution informational brochures on the following subjects: appropriate disability language, disability etiquette, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and others.

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330 Mallory Station Road, Ste 10
Franklin, TN 37067
United States

Gate Communications is a national, non-profit organization. Gate is a four-fold organization providing interpreting services, sign language/interpreter education, community events, and ministerial outreach. Gate has taught interpreting workshops in 26 states and 2 countries, and presently serves as the foremost performance interpreting educators in the U.S. They have served sign language students locally in Middle Tennessee, and as far away as Africa and Australia.

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1211 21st Avenue South, Suite 539
Nashville, TN 37212
United States

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder connects individuals with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and service providers to appropriate community resources and assists those who need help navigating disability resources in Tennessee. They serve individuals of all ages, with all types of disabilities, and all languages through a statewide information & referral helpline, website, and multicultural program.

Overview:  https://vkc.vumc.org/vkc/pathfinder