Tennessee

Here you will find a list of local resources and information compiled by our community. Please note that the information on this list is not necessarily endorsed by Apraxia Kids.

WALK FOR APRAXIA

The Walk for Apraxia is the signature fundraising event for Apraxia Kids. It brings together those touched by apraxia, uniting families and professionals in a community of support. At the heart of the Walk for Apraxia is the celebration of our Apraxia Stars. Each child with apraxia receives a medal in recognition of the hard work that goes into finding their voices. Join us at your local event and discover a network of support!

Apraxia Kids could not host Walk for Apraxia events without our dedicated and passionate volunteers. They organize walks so that our stars can have a special day that is all about them!

If you are interested in being involved, please click here.

Walk for Apraxia Events in Tennessee:

Northeast Tennessee
Nashville

FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUPS

Apraxia Kids is proud to offer online support groups to ensure that no family feels alone in their journey. It can be comforting and empowering to know that you are supported and that you can both give and receive help. 

Online support groups in your area:

Tennessee

Community Resources

University Speech Clinic

Find out if there is a University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic near you that serves individuals who have trouble communicating.

East Tennessee State University
https://www.etsu.edu/crhs/clinics.php
ETSU School-AGE Speech and Language Clinic
1276 Gilbreath Dr Box 70300
Johnson City, TN 37614
423-439-4355
buckfm@etsu.edu

University of Memphis
https://www.memphis.edu/mshc/
Speech & Hearing Center
4055 N Park Loop
Memphis, TN 38152
901-678-5858
mshcadmin@memphis.edu

University of Tennessee
https://www.uthsc.edu/asp/clinical/index.php
Silverstein Luper Hearing & Speech Center
578 South Stadium Hall UT
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-5453
aspweb@uthsc.edu

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Support Services

Learn more about the programs and services that improve the well-being of individuals and families in your area!

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Speech Therapy/Speech Tablet

Discover available funds in your area that may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software for communication.

Variety
https://www.usvariety.org/chapters/
323-954-0822
erica@usvariety.org

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Parent Resources

See parent resources that provide useful information about services that are available in your community and that may benefit different aspects of you and your family’s lives.

 

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents, Inc. (STEP)
https://www.tnstep.org
712 Professional Plaza
Greeneville, TN 37745
information@tnstep.org
(800) 280-7837 (English toll-free in TN only) / (800) 975-2919 (Spanish toll-free in TN only)

 

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Insurance

Discover information on ways to navigate the tricky subject of insurance in your state.

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Fun for All

Learn more about the available activities in your community from culture to art, to leisure and sports.

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Education & Schooling

Learn about educational opportunities and resources that will promote achievement, educational excellence, and equal access.

 

Tennessee Department of Education
https://www.tn.gov/education/student-support/special-education.html
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Kate.B.Martin@tn.gov
615-741-5158

Homeschool Resources

Statewide Homeschool Associations
Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA)
https://www.tnhea.org/

Local Support Groups
Clarksville Homeschool Social Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/clarksvillehomeschoolsocialgroup/

CSTHEA Chattanooga Homeschool Association
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSTHEA/

Dandridge Homeschoolers – Jefferson County TN
https://www.facebook.com/groups/342750309238030/

Eclectic Homeschoolers of Middle Tennessee group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EHSMT/

Homeschool Smyrna/La Vergne & Middle TN
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolingMidTn/?ref=br_rs

Ebony Homeschoolers
Faith Based – http://www.ebonyhomeschoolers.org/

Knoxville Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/149457991871322/

Memphis Area Homeschool Buzz
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Memphisareahomeschoolbuzz/

Murfreesboro Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mboro.homeschoolers/

Sevier County Homeschoolers of Tennessee
https://www.facebook.com/groups/seviercountyhomeschoolers/

Tri-Cities, TN Homeschool Playdate & Discussion Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/360262420834676/

Memphis-area Home Educators Association
http://www.mymhea.org/

 

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Early Intervention

Find early intervention services provide supports to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

 

Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS)
https://www.tn.gov/education/early-learning/tennessee-early-intervention-system-teis/teis-information-for-parents.html
1-800-852-7157

 

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Advocacy

Know your rights and learn how to advocate for your child.

 

Know Your Rights Tennessee (DRT)
https://www.disabilityrightstn.org/
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
GetHelp@disabilityrightstn.org
615-298-1080

 

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