As part of a Disability Public Policy team, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities educates policymakers about the impact of potential legislation or policies. These efforts are coordinated in collaboration with agency partners that include Tennessee Disability Coalition, Disability Rights Tennessee, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, and The Arc Tennessee. As a… Read more Disability Public Policy Team – What state legislation is on your radar?
An important result of advocacy for public policy is to change the systems that cause problems in our society for people with disabilities. The disability public policy team, along with numerous other organizations, plays a key role in making that happen in Tennessee, we asked them how they advocate for individuals with disabilities on an… Read more Advocating for Systems Change
Caller: Hi, I am a therapist and I have been thinking several of my clients who have disabilities could benefit from some self-advocacy opportunities and more connections with their peers. They vary in ages from teens to adults as well as diagnoses, so it’s difficult to determine various options for them. Do you have any… Read more Call Pathfinder: Building Self-Advocacy & Social Skills Through Virtual Activities
February 25: How to Advocate in the Time of COVID-19 March 2: Educate to Advocate 2021: Virtual Public Policy Workshop March 11: Disability Day on the Hill: Virtual Town Hall with Legislative Leadership April 19-21: Disability Policy Seminar
Thursday, March 4th | 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. CT Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Tennessee Division of Special Populations STEP, Inc. The Arc Tennessee Family Engagement Program Transition Tennessee Register Here
These are just a few resources related to reading and disabilities that we wanted to highlight: Vanderbilt Kennedy CenterReading Clinic: A clinic providing one-on-one instruction for struggling readers. We offer instructional reading services for K-8 students of all abilities, who need additional supports, strategies, and targeted reading practices. The Junior League Family Resource Center offers a… Read more Reading Resources
We are pleased to welcome Martha Lopez to the Pathfinder team as a Bilingual Information & Referral Coordinator. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has been a strong advocate for the Multicultural community, especially Hispanic. Her 16 years of experience have been focused on creating awareness and education to promote diversity with positive outcomes for… Read more Welcome to Pathfinder’s Newest Team Member!