New Partnership Leads to New Rides

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Imagine needing to access community services without being able to get there. Unfortunately, this is a common experience among many Tennesseans with disabilities and their families. Transportation is a frequent need that Pathfinder and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) are committed to addressing together through our new partnership. When TDOT launched the Office of… Read more New Partnership Leads to New Rides

Transportation Resource: Driver Rehabilitation

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The Driver Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program at Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute is an outpatient rehabilitation organization serving adolescents and adults with acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological diseases and disorders. The program evaluates the driving potential and ability of those living with conditions such as brain or spinal cord injury, stroke,… Read more Transportation Resource: Driver Rehabilitation

In Their Own Words: Perspectives In View – Animals can be Resources Too

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“You are not allowed to come into this store.” Hearing these words can cause anxiety especially when you have done nothing wrong. Unfortunately, I have been denied access to different types of businesses because of my medical alert service dog.  Not only is this illegal according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but it… Read more In Their Own Words: Perspectives In View – Animals can be Resources Too

CALL PATHFINDER: TennCare’s Mileage Reimbursement Program Helps with Medical Transportation Costs – January 2023

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Caller:  I am having trouble getting my child to medical appointments that she really needs. My car is 15 years old – not the best on gas mileage, and I am crossing two county lines to get to her pediatrician and therapist. Even if gas prices are down right now, it is getting too expensive… Read more CALL PATHFINDER: TennCare’s Mileage Reimbursement Program Helps with Medical Transportation Costs – January 2023

Spotlight – January 2023

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We’re shining a light on organizations, agencies, volunteers, resources, families, and individuals, that serve the disability community. At the end of 2022, Pathfinder held nominations and awarded its first-ever, The Compass Award. The Compass Awards recognize the efforts and continued support of community collaborators with Pathfinder’s mission to provide disability resource information and support to… Read more Spotlight – January 2023

Inclusion & Disability Awareness – January 2023

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Disability inclusion means understanding the relationship between how people function and how they participate in society and ensuring everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. In an effort to effectively spread awareness and foster inclusion, each month we commemorate and share Disability… Read more Inclusion & Disability Awareness – January 2023