SUPPORT GROUPS IN TENNESSEE

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					Support Groups in Tennessee
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder (800) 640-4636 tnpathfinder@vanderbilt.edu www.familypathfinder.org

EAST REGION

Disability Focus
ADD - Children ADHD - Adults Alzheimer’s Amputees Asperger’s Autism Autism Autism Autism Autism Autism

Name of Agency or Support Group
Mothers Moving Mountains CHADD, Greater Chattanooga area Alzheimer's Association, Southeast TN Amputee Support of Knoxville Escape Autism Society of America, East TN Chapter ASA- ETC Autism Support Group Autism Support Group of McMinn County Autism Support Group Parents ACT (Autism Changes Time) Awesome Autism

Name of Contact
Lisa Dupree Pamper Garner Crangle Sally Brewer Brandy Lockhart Mary Rager Brook Dickerson Coral Getino Alf Hacker Pam Weston Leta Frame Jackie Benkert

Telephone Number
(423) 847-3730 (423) 886-6417 (423) 265-3600 (865) 541-1356 (865) 851-8923 (865) 824-2897 (865) 824-2897 (423) 744-0870 (717) 515-2336 (931) 684- 8169
jsbenkert@bellsouth.net

City Location
Chattanooga Chattanooga Chattanooga Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Athens Sweetwater Shelbyville Chattanooga

Meeting Details
Monthly Support group for parents and families Monthly support group for adults and families Monthly support group Weekly support groups for adults Monthly support group for teens and their parents Monthly support group Monthly support group for family and friends Monthly Support group for parents and families Monthly support groups for individuals, family, caregivers, and educators Bi-monthly parent support group Monthly support group

Brain Injury Brain Injury Brain Injury Down Syndrome Down Syndrome, Autism , Other Disability Epilepsy

Chattanooga area Brain Injury Association Knoxville area Brain Injury Association Johnson City area Brain Injury Association Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East TN (DSAG) Hand in Hand Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee, Inc. Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee Hearing Loss Association of America, Knoxville Chapter The Arc of Sullivan County disAbility Resource Center for Independent Living Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area ALPS Adult Day Services National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Knoxville Chattanooga Lunch Brunch

Danielle Hooper Patty Cruze Freda Roberts Kelly Brickey Rhonda Spencer Lynn Goad

(423) 634- 1572 (865) 541-1499 (423) 257-3644 (865) 905-2968 (423) 581-5007 (865) 522-4991

Chattanooga Knoxville Johnson City Knoxville Jefferson City Knoxville

Support Group meets at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation in Chattanooga Support group for adult peers, family and friends meets at Patricia Neal Rehab Center Support Group meets at James Quillen Rehab Center Monthly support group for parents. Weekly peer support group Monthly support group for parents and families Monthly support groups for adults and parents Monthly support group. Guest speakers every month. Support group for adults, family, and friends Monthly support group for parents Peer support group Support groups for patients on dialysis Care giver support groups open to the public. Support groups for families and adult consumers Support Groups

Epilepsy Hearing loss Intellectual Disabilities Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Kidney Failure Memory Loss/ Physical Disabilities Mental Illness Multiple Sclerosis

Mickey McCamish Laurie Pullins Jim Craft Lynette Bergin Jennifer McGlohon Karen M. Ward Rebecca Gill Sherry

(423) 634-1771 (865) 681-7613 (423) 274-8165 (865) 637-3666 (423) 265-4397 (423) 587- 9149 (865) 602-7807 (423) 344-4040

Chattanooga Knoxville Bristol Knoxville Chattanooga Morristown Knoxville Chattanooga

Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy Sibling Programs Sibling Programs Sibling Programs Special Needs Children & Youth Special Needs Children & Youth Special Needs (all ages) Special Needs Special Needs Stroke, Spinal Chord, Traumatic Brain Injury

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Chattanooga Muscular Dystrophy Association, Knoxville TN School for the Deaf East Tennessee State University United Laughlin Memorial Hospital and YMCA TN Voices for Children, East TN Support group for Loudon County Hand in Hand Family Support Group Dream New Dreams Kindred Hearts Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center

Nannon Tygett Lee Willard Tina Prochaska Cynthia Chambers Brittany Lane Jim Griffin Barbara Early Paige Nichols Erin Thompson Lana Payne Sonya Prichard

(423) 855-0645 (865) 588-1632 (865) 579-2429 (423) 439-7586 (423) 787-5063 (865) 609- 2490 (865) 621- 3661 (423) 586-2878
Plaid2000@aol.com Lpayne3638@yahoo.com

Chattanooga Knoxville Knoxville Johnson City Greeneville Knoxville Lenoir City Jefferson City Maryville Cleveland Knoxville

Support Groups Monthly support group for individuals, family and friends. Sibshops every 6-8 weeks for children ages 8-13 yrs Sibshops. Child and adult programs. Sibshops for children meet bi-annually Monthly Support groups for parents Monthly support group for parents, family members, and professionals Monthly support group Weekly support group Monthly support group Monthly support group

(865) 541-3600

UPDATED 7/31/09

Support groups listed in green sections do not have an agency affiliation

Support Groups in Tennessee
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder (800) 640-4636 tnpathfinder@vanderbilt.edu www.familypathfinder.org

MIDDLE REGION

Disability Focus
ADD - Adults ADHD - Children Amputee Aspergers Aspergers Aspergers Autism Autism, children Autism Aspergers Autism Aspergers

Name of Agency or Support Group
Adult ADD Support Group Parents of ADHD Children The Applied Orthotic and Prosthetic Associates Asperger Parent Support Group GRASP of Nashville Metamorphosis The Center for Understanding Autism Foundation of Tennessee Brown Center for Autism TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) Group Autism/Asperger Support Group

Name of Contact
Terry Huff Upon Request Libby Hughes Tonya Mirtes Dena Gassner Dena Gassner Karen Blake/ Kim Killiken Juli Liske Gena Graddy Dr. Doug Householder

Telephone Number
(615) 627-4191 (615) 373-3663 (615) 327-9343 (615) 243-9920 (615) 300-3369 (615) 300-3369 (615) 376-0034 (615) 385-7994 (931) 632-0042 (931) 474-2590

Counties Served
Nashville Nashville Nashville Nashville Nashville Brentwood Brentwood Nashville Tullahoma McMinnville

Meeting Details
Monthly support group for adults Monthly support group for parents “Amputees in Motion” Program support groups, and quarterly meetings and events Monthly support group for family members Support Group for Adult s Monthly recreational outings for middle and high school students with Asperger’s – peer support Parent support group Support group for families Monthly support group for parents, families, and friends Monthly Support Group

Autism Autism Autism Autism Autism Autism Autism Autism

Autism Society of Middle TN Upper Cumberland Autism Support group Maury Country Autism Support Group Autism Support Group Merridee’s Mom’s & Dads Autism Spectrum Support Group Ft. Campbell Autism Support Group HEAL ( Helping Every Autistic Life) Autism Solution Center Parents ACT (Autism Changes Time) National Federation of the Blind, Middle TN Chapter Second Sight Clarksville area Brain Injury Association Murfreesboro area Brain Injury Association Murfreesboro area Brain Injury Association

Christy Meadow Dr. Jane Baker Darlene Blade Pat Sanders Janet Shouse Michelle Hill Shelley Taroli Lori Hamlett

(931) 237- 5805 (931) 537-6916 (931) 987-3099 (615) 896-0255 (615) 599-3132 (615) 453-0005 (931) 431-3445 (270) 798-2727 (615) 351-0850

Erin Algood Columbia Murfreesboro Franklin Mt Juliet area Clarksville Sumner

Monthly Support Group Monthly support group for parents, families of children Support group for parents Parent support group meets monthly Weekly support group (during the school year) for parents of children Monthly support group for parents of children Exceptional Family Member Program Monthly Support Group Parent support groups with speakers on a variety of topics including Biomedical interventions, ABA and other therapies Weekly parent support groups Every other month support group Monthly support group for parents, families and friends. Peer Support group Support Group for families, teens, and adults, Wounded Warriors & Spouses of Wounded Warriors Support Group for adults and family members at NHC Healthcare Support Group for adults and family members at NHC Healthcare

Autism Autism Blind Blind Brain Injury Brain Injury Brain Injury

Karen Halbert Leta Frame Heather Field Hattie Bond Lisa Howser Brent Lokey Brent Lokey

(615) 373-2012 (931) 684- 8169 (615) 790-9765 (615) 227-4345 (615) 248-2541 (931) 684-5222 (931) 684-5222

Nashville Shelbyville Nashville Nashville Clarksville Murfreesboro Lewisburg

Brain Injury Brain Injury Brain Injury Brain Injury Critically Ill Infants Disability, 16+ Down Syndrome

Nashville area Brain Injury Association Smyrna area Brain Injury Association Cookeville area Brain Injury Association B.L.A.S.T. – Brain Injury Leisure & Adventure Sports Team Parents Reaching Out Wheel Me On Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome, D.A.D.S (Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN -DSAMT) The Rutherford County Support Group DSAMT The Montgomery County Support Group - DSAMT Sumner & Robertson County Support Group DSAMT Wilson County Support Group - DSAMT The New Moms Group DSAMT Grandparents Group – DSAMT TN Voices for Children

Lisa Howser Lisa Howser Rick Hall Kristin Jones Debby Barnard Julia Hollenbeck John Dodd

(615) 248-2541 (615) 248-2541 (931) 372-8900 blast.tn@gmail.com (615) 646-1796 (931) 551-9204
doddjohn@bellsouth.com

Davidson Smyrna Cookeville Nashville area Nashville Clarksville Nashville area

Support groups meet at Pi Beta Phi, Skyline Madison campus, and a teen group meets for recreational activities Smyrna Military Resource group meets at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Support group meets at Cookeville Regional Medical Center Support Group (& recreational group for young adults) Peer Support group for families of critically ill children and mothers with high-risk pregnancies Monthly Support Groups for individuals and their families Support Group for Fathers

Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Emotional, Behavioral

Sheila Moore Trisha Hanna Sheila Moore Sheila Moore plshuy@aol.com Sheila Moore Kim Young

(615) 386-9002 (615) 386-9002 (615) 386-9002 (615) 386-9002 (615) 386-9002 (615) 386-9002 (931) 560-3088

Murfreesboro Clarksville Hendersonville Lebanon Nashville area Nashville area Lewisburg

Support group Monthly Support Group Support Group Support Group Support Group for Moms - ages 6 and under Support Group meets quarterly Monthly parent support group

Emotional, Behavioral Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury Epilepsy Epilepsy Epilepsy Intellectual Disability Intellectual Disabilities, Down Syndrome Kidney Disease Lupus Mental Health Mental Health Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy Prader Willi Syndrome

TN Voices for Children Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West Tennessee Epilepsy Foundation, Cookeville Epilepsy Foundation of Middle TN Epilepsy Foundation, Shelbyville Stronger As One The Arc of Montgomery County National Kidney Foundation of Middle TN Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. Mid South Chapter National Alliance for the Mentally III (NAMI), Middle TN TN Mental Health Consumers’ Association Multiple Sclerosis SelfHelp Group Multiple Sclerosis, National MS Society, MidSouth Chapter Muscular Dystrophy Association, Nashville Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Cindy Potts Joyce Whitmer Rick Hall Patty St.Clair Brent Lokey New Joanna Wilson Teresa Davidson Sherry Hammond Debbie Wheatley, regional coord Anthony Fox Upon Request Beth Smith Dondie Tyler Elizabeth Roof

(931) 560-3090 (615) 269- 7091 (931) 372-8900 (615) 269- 7091 (931) 684-5222 (615) 449-7165 (931) 647-7689 (615) 383-3887 (615) 298-2273 (866) 901-6264 (615) 250-1176 (615) 373-3663 (615) 269-9055 (615) 832-5005 (615) 343-3330

Columbia Nashville area Cookeville Hendersonville Shelbyville Nashville Clarksville Nashville area Nashville area Nashville & Middle TN Nashville area Nashville Nashville, statewide Nashville Online. statewide

Monthly parent support group at the Family Center Monthly support Groups for adults, youth, and parents Support groups for parents, adults, and families Monthly support groups Support Groups for parents, adults Support group for families caring for adult children in-home Quarterly Support Group for families Support Group for patients, families and friends. Monthly Support Group for patients, families and friends Support groups for families and consumers in Nashville and towns in Middle TN area Peer counseling for adults Monthly Support Group for individuals, families and friends Have listing of peer support Groups in Middle, East & West TN Weekly Support Group Conference Call system (central number to call) with bi-monthly meetings

Polio Sibling Programs

Polio Heroes of Tennessee Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Nickie Lancaster RN Roxanne Carreon

(615) 889- 3007 (615) 936-5118

Nashville Nashville

Meets twice a year for polio survivors and their families Sib Saturdays meet monthly for children. Teen Fusion is sibling group for teens. Tennessee Adult Brothers & Sisters (TABS) is a group that meets at an annual conference and/or online. Support and activity programs for children whose siblings have Down Syndrome and/or Autism Monthly Support Group for parents that meets at Emmanuel Life Center Google support group online. Send email to join group Stroke Survivor Support Group, Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (families welcome) Amputee Support Group. Meetings bi-annually at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Sibling Program Special Needs Special Needs Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Amputee Williams Syndrome

Autism Society of Middle TN/ Down Syndrome Association Tennessee Voices for Children Special Moms online Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital TN Williams Syndrome Association and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Sheila Moore Monica Causey Laura Ly Carrie Redmon Elizabeth Roof

(615) 385-2077 (800) 670-9882 flylaura@bellsouth.net (615) 963-4051 (615) 343-3330

Nashville Clarksville Online. statewide Nashville Nashville

UPDATED 7/31/09

Support groups listed in green sections do not have an agency affiliation

Support Groups in Tennessee
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder (800) 640-4636 tnpathfinder@vanderbilt.edu www.familypathfinder.org

WEST REGION

Support Group Disability Focus
ADHD/ ADD All Disabilities All Disabilities All Disabilities Amputees Autism Autism Autism Behavior Blind, Visually Impaired Blind Blind Brain Injury

Name of Agency
CHADD, Memphis PALs of Northwest TN Someone To Lean On Special Kids and Families, Inc. Out On A Limb-Memphis Area Limb Loss Support (AAOL) Autism Solution Center Foundation Autism Society of MidSouth L.A.U.G.H. (Loving Autism Using God’s Help) The Exchange Club Family Center Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee National Federation of the Blind, Memphis Chapter Memphis area Brain Injury Association

Name of Contact
Stephanie Gatewood Debbie Reynolds Sandra Hawkins Ruth Richards & Mary Durham William Samuels Laura Corby Kate McDonald April Burke Tonya Golatt Charlese Pennington Upon Request Lev Williams Carolyn Chambers

Telephone Number
(901) 382-0903 (731) 514-0797 (901) 368-0007 (901) 683-2100 (901) 767-8511 (901) 758-8288 (901) 542-2767 (731) 267-5373 (901) 276-2200 (901) 766-0600 (901) 785-6027 (901 )942-0497 (901) 545-8487

County Location
Memphis Martin Memphis Memphis area Memphis Memphis Memphis Jackson Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis

Meeting Details
Support group for parents Organization for parents that includes support activities and events Monthly support groups and other events Support Group for Parents of young children Monthly Support Groups Weekly Support Groups for parents Monthly support group Support Group Support groups for parents Monthly Support Groups Support Groups Monthly Support Groups Monthly support groups for children, consumers families and friends. Also sponsor support

group for veterans Brain Injury Caregivers Down Syndrome Emotional, Behavioral, Mental Health Epilepsy Epilepsy Epilepsy Hard of Hearing Lupus Mental Health Consumers Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy Sibling Programs UPDATED 7/31/09 Jackson area Brain Injury Association UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South TN Voices for Children, West TN Epilepsy Foundation, Middle/West TN Epilepsy Foundation, Middle/West TN Epilepsy Foundation, Middle/West TN Jackson Center for Independent Living Lupus Foundation of America, Memphis Area Chapter, Inc. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Memphis National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Memphis Musuclar Dystrophy Association, Memphis UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Laura Mills Juanita A. Williams Alyson Edwards Rhonda Ewing Judy Dorris Judy Dorris Judy Dorris Glen Barr Acquanetta Thomas Bradl Cobb Jim Ward Norma Graham Jennifer Washburn (731) 541-4941 (901) 448-3133 (901) 448-3926 (901) 547-7588 (731) 984-8597 (731) 660-0500 (731) 660-0500 (731) 660-0500 (731) 668-2211 (901) 458-5302 (901) 725-0305 (901) 755-4900 (901) 748- 3036 (901) 448-6511 Jackson Memphis Memphis Jackson Jackson Dyersburg Memphis Jackson Memphis Memphis and West TN Memphis Memphis Memphis Monthly support group meets at Jackson Madison County General Hospital Monthly support groups in 4 locations Quarterly night out for mothers and fathers. Monthly Support Group for parents Support Groups for families Monthly support group meetings at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center Monthly support group meetings at St. Francis Hospital Peer Support Groups Patient education groups. Support groups for families and consumers in Memphis and other towns in West TN Monthly Support Group Monthly support group Sib shops meet monthly

Support groups listed in green sections do not have an agency affiliation


				
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