A Message from Pathfinder’s Communications Manager

Dear Pathfinder Pals, It’s May already, can you believe it? May is chock-full of celebratory events including Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Lupus Awareness Month, and Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, just to name a few. Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The theme for 2024… Read more A Message from Pathfinder’s Communications Manager

Spotlight (May 2024) – Directory of Resources for I/DD Mental Health

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Remember when I said in my opening statement that the lack of resources for the dual diagnosis of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD or IDD) and Mental Health is an area of concern for those we serve in the I/DD community? Since locating professionals in the IDD/Mental Health community and support groups are two areas… Read more Spotlight (May 2024) – Directory of Resources for I/DD Mental Health

A Message from Pathfinder’s Communications Manager on Celebrating Diverse Holidays

Dear Friends of Pathfinder, It’s not just the luck of the Irish that we’re celebrating during March, we’re also celebrating so many other wonderful important days like National Reading Month, National Optimism Month, and Easter will be celebrated in March this year for the Christian communities. Did you know there’s even a National Celery Month?… Read more A Message from Pathfinder’s Communications Manager on Celebrating Diverse Holidays

New Year, New Webinars: Pathfinder kicks off new webinar series

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It’s a new year, and with a new year comes new opportunities to learn, educate, and bring awareness to different topics affecting individuals in the disability community and the resources available to support them. Pathfinder has created a new webinar series for the Spring 2024 season showcasing the intersectionality of mental health concerns and disabilities.… Read more New Year, New Webinars: Pathfinder kicks off new webinar series

O Say, Can You See…a 2024 Increase?

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It’s a new year and new things are happening everywhere! There’s some good news in the new year for veterans with disabilities. As of January 1, Disabled Veterans are receiving a 3.2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), increase in their monthly VA disability compensation. What’s the increase? Veterans with a current disability rating of 10%… Read more O Say, Can You See…a 2024 Increase?

Spotlight – January 2024

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At the end of 2023, Pathfinder held nominations and awarded its second annual The Compass Awards. The Compass Awards recognize the efforts and continued support of community collaborators with Pathfinder’s mission to provide disability resource information and support to individuals and families in Tennessee. The Compass Awards were presented by Pathfinder LIVE on Instagram on December 21,… Read more Spotlight – January 2024

A Message from Pathfinder’s Communications Manager on Connecting to Holiday Resources

Dear Pathfinder Pals, It’s already the Holiday Season, the most wonderful time of the year! There are countless reasons to celebrate, with back-to-back holidays, from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah through Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day, Disability Awareness Days, and every day in between. Connecting individuals with disabilities and their families to resources during the holiday season… Read more A Message from Pathfinder’s Communications Manager on Connecting to Holiday Resources

Connecting the Dots to Accessible Holiday Fun

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The Fall/Winter holiday season is always the busiest and most celebratory time of the year. However, it can also be one of the most difficult times for people with disabilities, and their family and friends. While it can be a time for sharing and togetherness that can strengthen friendships and familial bonds, the holidays also… Read more Connecting the Dots to Accessible Holiday Fun