Summer Events – 2024

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder offers a growing library of disability resources available at TNPathfinder.org. In addition to the growing directory of resources on Pathfinder’s website, here are some we’re highlighting this month.

Another month packed with Pathfinder webinars! First up… After taking a deep dive into navigating support for dual diagnosis and exploring the journey of infant and early childhood mental health, join us Thursday, May 16th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT for the last webinar in our series on mental health and disabilities.

Presenter, Verity Rodrigues, Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & TRIAD Education Consultant will address the mental health of school-age youth with autism in Navigating Resources to Support Autism & Mental Health for School-Age Youth. This webinar will be presented in English with a live interpretation in Spanish.

Click here to register.

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FREE!!!!

Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Resource Fair
Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:00AM- 2:00PM CT
Southeast Regional Library and Metro Community Center
5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Antioch, TN 37013

Mark your calendars for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Southeast Regional Library and Metro Community Center, located at 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Antioch, TN 37013 near the Global Mall at the Crossing.

With over 120,000 Tennesseans aged 65 and above affected by Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 6.7 million Americans living with the disease nationwide, the need for accessible support is more pressing than ever.

This event, organized by the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center and engAging Communities Tennessee, is designed to offer invaluable information and resources for families facing memory concerns, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from 20+ organizations offering services from financial assistance and mental health support to in-home care, caregiver respite, and more.

The event will have free admission and parking, and there is no pre-registration requirement. Plus, there is convenient public transit access via bus 55 Murfreesboro Pike, which stops directly at the front of the Center.

For vendors interested in participating, please contact us using the information provided below. For more information about bus services and routes, visit wegotransit.com.

To learn more about the event or inquire about vendor opportunities, contact the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center at:

Office Phone: (615) 875-3175
Call or Text Us: (615) 856-5088
Email Us: amber.gatling@vumc.org or pam.cowley@vumc.org
Visit Us: vanderbiltmemory.com

Join us in empowering families and caregivers with the knowledge and resources they need to navigate the journey of Alzheimer’s and dementia with confidence and support!

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It’s almost Summer! Are you ready for ABS Kids’ Sensory-Friendly Summer Fest?!

Come out and join in on the fun. Connect with lots of great resources too! 

Saturday, June 22, 2024
9 AM – 12 PM
1203 Memorial Blvd, Suite E
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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This summer, Transition Tennessee will once again be hosting three one-day transition summer academies in each of the three grand regions (west, middle, and east). The summer academies are free and lunch will be provided. The purpose of these academies is to expand transition practices across the state to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Only Tennessee professionals are eligible to attend.

This year’s academies will be held from 8-3 pm in the local time zone in the following locations:

  1. June 6th at Dickson County High School (Dickson, TN)
  2.  June 27th at Bartlett High School (Bartlett, TN)
  3. July 9th at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)

Go to tinyurl.com/TTNSummer24 to register!

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Summer’s almost here and soon the kiddos will be out of school! During the summer there are lots of fun things to do, like sleeping in, playing games, and hanging out with friends. However, for some families, raising a child with a disability can come with unique challenges especially during the summer months. So how do we keep children with disabilities actively engaged during the Summer?

Here are a list of 2024 Summer Activites for individuals with disabilities provided by Autism Tennessee.  Click the image or link above to download.