Stories can change lives forever and create a more connected and inclusive world is what I learned when creating The Bookshelf of Inclusion and Understanding, my Girl Scout Silver Award Project. This bookshelf is an empowering resource for all and filled with books about kids with different abilities/disabilities, and students from different racial, ethnic, and… Read more Bookshelf of Inclusion and Understanding
Accessibility to free information is a top priority at the Nashville Public Library (NPL). This rule applies for our smallest patrons as well. NPL offers a range of services for children with differing abilities. NPL can meet all our patron’s information needs starting with diverse reading materials to parent resources, not to mention our Library… Read more Nashville Public Library Offers Resources for All…Take a Look!
Next Chapter Book Clubs provide adolescents and adults with disabilities opportunities to enjoy what most book club participants enjoy – books, friends, and social outings. The clubs have a trained facilitator, but the members make all the decisions in terms of what they read and where they meet. Due to the pandemic, the clubs are… Read more Next Chapter Book Clubs: Friends, Fun, and Books
Caller: Hi. I am retired and very tired of staying home. But my wife and I and my kids’ families, outside of Tennessee, have decided we are not going to gather for Christmas. That’s really hard, but we believe strongly in following the experts’ recommendations and taking all precautions to stay well during this pandemic. … Read more Call Pathfinder – Online, In-Person and Curbside Libraries: Many Ways to Check It Out, Stay Safe, and Read on!
The holiday season is officially here. That means decorations, gifts, food, drink, family time, traditions and simply being merry. However, there are plenty of ways to make sure that you and your loved ones do more than that. You can also use this time for reading with friends and family in the comfort of your… Read more Multiculturally Minded Reading During the Holidays
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
Support the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and disability organizations across Tennessee! How do you find disability information and services? What makes this hard? What would work better? Share your input on this important statewide survey: www.tndisabilitysurvey.org This unique study is led by Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. They want… Read more Tennessee Disability Services Study