Family Voices Links

ABLE TN Logo   Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Accounts 

 

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act provides eligible individuals with disabilities the same types of flexible savings tools that all other Americans have through college savings accounts, health savings accounts, and individual retirement accounts. Senator Becky Massey, sponsor of the legislation signed into law in May 2015, announces the signing of the ABLE Act in TN and describes how it can help individuals with disabilities build financial independence in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGVMFtWUZrQ&feature=em-upload_owner

 

ABLE TN 

ABLE National Resource Center

Video - What Are Able Accounts?

 

 

Health Insurance Links:

 

TennCare is the state of Tennessee's Medicaid program. 

TennCare Kids is a full program of checkups and health care services for children who have TennCare. 

Employment and Community First CHOICES is a new program for people of all ages who have an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD). 

 

Get Covered Tennessee Logo     Get Covered Tennessee

Want to know how you can get covered? Here’s your guide to understanding the basics about health insurance and your new health insurance options through the health insurance marketplace.

 
Call the Marketplace: 1-800-318-2596
Get Local Help:  1-844-644-5443
TTDY:  1-855-889-4325

 

 

Seedco TN 

Seedco is a national nonprofit organization that advances economic opportunity for people, businesses and communities in need.

 

Phone: 901-255-2955
Fax: 901-526-0225
Email: seedcomidsouth@seedco.org

 

 

The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA)

The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) and Community Health Centers across the state have staff who can help answer questions and assist with enrolling in the marketplace.

 

Individuals who need information, or those who are assisting consumers can call TPCA:

Nashville area: 615-425-5934

Toll-free: 800-343-3136

 

 

PHiiT (Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee) Logo  Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee (PHiiT) 

 

PHiiT is a broad public-private partnership of organizations and individuals committed to supporting the continual improvement of the physician-led systems of clinical care for children in Tennessee and, ultimately, the health of all Tennessee children.  

 

 

Zika Virus and Information Resources

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) site. HRSA works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Health and Human Services partners in response to Zika.

The March of Dimes and the CDC created a web-based resource for families impacted by Zika to help them find the specialist they need and to help clinicians make referrals to these specialists.

 

Affordable Care Act:

Affordable Care Act Brochures and Educational Materials

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions

Afforable Care Act Helps Americans with Disabilities

Affordable Care Act Helps Rural America

Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Community Catalyst "Hub"

Families USA Health Reform Central

HealthCare.gov

Health Reform Timeline

Herndon Alliance

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Hub

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

State Coverage Initiatives

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

 

Videos:

Health Reform Hits Main Street

MyCare: Videos and Stories

The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act

 

 

Medical Home:

AAP Medical Home's Channel

Access To Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities (HTML)

Access to Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities (PDF)

Accessible Health Care Fact Sheet 

Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment

Accessible Medical Examination Tables and Chairs

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - National Center for Medical Home Implementation

Medical Home State Pages

Questions and Answers for Health Care Providers (ADA-Effective Communication)

A Retrospective Look at Programs and Initiatives Toward a Family-Centered Medical Home for Every Child and Youth

Tennessee Medical Home Toolkit

Video - What Is a Medical Home?

 

 

Transition: 

Autistic Self Advocacy Network Transition Toolkit

Helping Young Adults with Disabilities Reach Their Hopes and Dreams Toolkit

Insurance Toolkit for Young Adults

National Health Care Transition Center

Pediatric to Adult Care Transitions Toolkit (American College of Physicians)

Tennessee Family Voices Transition Guide

 

 

Tennessee Links:

Kidcentraltn

Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee (PHiiT)

Tennessee Department of Health Division of Maternal and Child Health

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

Tennessee Health Care Campaign

Tennessee Voices for Children

The Conservatorship Association of Tennessee

 

 

National Links:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Baby's First Test

Burton Blatt Institute Syracuse University

CHHCS Parents Resource Center:5 Questions to Check Out Your School's Health & Safety Policies

Exceptional Parent Magazine

Family Village

Family Voices National

Jenny Hatch Justice Project

Kids as Self Advocates

FamiliesUSA

National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making

Parenting With a Disability: Know Your Rights

Southeast ADA Center-Your Regional Resource for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Special Needs Advocate for Parents

U.S. Department of Health, HRSA, Maternal and Child Health

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

Contact us

Office Address
Tennessee Disability Coalition
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Nashville: (615) 383-9442Toll-free: (888) 643-7811Email: coalition@tndisability.org