We have compiled a list of resources that we hope you will find comprehensive and helpful!


High Hopes Brochure

Preschool Links
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
Kids Together, Inc.

Tennessee Star - Quality Program
Everything Preschool
Books from Birth
TN-DHS Licensure Rules for Childcare Centers
Parents Know, Kids Grow

Therapy Links 
A Step Ahead Kids - Orthotics
American Music Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Autism Tennessee
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee

Irlen Method
Mercy Community Healthcare
Myofascial Release
Numotion Listens
Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

Take The Reins- Equine Assisted Ministry for Kids
Tennessee's Early Intervention System
Therapeutic Listening
United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee

General Links
ABLE Act of 2014
ABLE Youth

Accredited Online OT School
ASD Early Detection & Intervention, Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Best Buddies Tennessee
Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Creating an Optimal Living Enviroment for a Child with ADHD
Easter Seals Disability Services
GiGi's Playhouse Nashville - A Down Syndrome Achievement Center
Home Accomodations Guide
Home Modifications
Mother of Special-Needs Child Speaks at Conference - LynneMarie's Website
Music City Trykes

Physical Therapist- Schools and Careers
Real Food Blends

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities
Sesame Street & Autism
Sensory Overload While Shopping - Tips
Special Olympics Tennessee
Special-Needs Travelers Get Helping Hand - USA Today Article
Teaching Your Child About Peers with Special Needs - Article
Tennessee Council on Development Disabilities
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Twenty Incredible Colleges for Students with Special Needs - Article
The Out of Sync Child
Tuckers House
TN Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center - Family Outreach Center
Walk-In Bathtubs
What Do You Do Dear? - Parent Blog About Living a "New Normal" with Spina Bifida

Funding Resources for Special Needs & Adaptive Equipment
Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology Fund
Autism Care and Treatment Grant Program
Camp New Hope
Children's Wish Foundation International
Different Needz Foundation
Division of Specialized Care for Children
Elks USA
First Hand Foundation
Helping from Heaven
Lindsay Foundation
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Orange Effect Foundation
Private Foundations Offering Assistance
Small Steps in Speech
Tennessee Telecommunications Devices Access Program
Tennessee Technology Access Program

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Talbots In-Store Fundraiser

      August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    2. Special Needs All Access Night at Discovery Center

      August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    3. Great Americana BBQ Festival

      August 26 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    4. Special Saturdays at Christ Presbyterian Church

      September 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    5. High Hopes Family Picnic

      September 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    6. Free Autism Workshop at Vanderbilt

      September 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Testimonial

    "Teachers & therapists love the work they do"

    Meet our Elle.  Born in June 2010, Elle was six weeks early and spent almost two weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit learning to eat properly and gain weight.  At six months, we began noticing Elle was not meeting typical goals, like rolling over.  At 14 months, Elle still wasn't pulling up or talking, so we contacted Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) who said Elle had a Global Development Delay and recommended High Hopes.

    Elle began physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy weekly at High Hopes' Therapy Clinic at 16 months of age.  Shortly after, Elle began attending High Hopes' Preschool and ...

    Learning to "eat like a boss!" ~ Anaya

    Anaya came home from Arkansas at 15 months old.  She had the most vibrant personality and we were smitten with her immediately!  At 15 months, she had never eaten food orally, nor even knew what that required.  She had a feeding tube as her main source of nutrition.

    We had a friend recommend High Hopes and we began seeing a feeding therapist there.  The feeding therapist was so sweet and patient with us as we learned how to teach this phenomenon we call "eating."  We worked together empowering Anaya to do it and she made incredible improvement!  After 6 months at High Hopes Anaya became completely independent of the tube.  Within one year of  Anaya being home, she had her t...

    Miracles Delivered through High Hopes ~ Caleb

    Caleb was born a perfectly healthy little boy July 11, 2012.  Two weeks later our world was turned upside down when he developed bacterial meningitis.  This  journey resulted in a month-long stay at Vanderbilt and life-long effects for Caleb of significant frontal lobe brain damage and risk of seizures.

    Caleb is our little fighter and has always had several guardian angels watching over him.  We came home from the hospital with no idea whether our son would walk, talk, eat well, or function as a typically-developing child.  We only knew we wanted to provide him with the best resources possible.  We sincerely believe it was one of those guardian angels who led us to be introdu...

    A Journey of Success ~ Caroline

    Our journey with High Hopes began in January 2006.  After relocating to Nashville, we were looking for a place for daycare and therapy for our then eight-month old daughter, Caroline, who was born with Down syndrome.  What we found in High Hopes was so much more.

    Because of its unique setting, High Hopes has provided Caroline with a nurturing and caring atmosphere where she not only has gone to school, but also has received the many therapies she needs to thrive.  It gave us the comfort of knowing she was being cared for by compassionate teachers and therapists in a safe environment.  It was important that what Caroline was learning and workin...

    From a tragic beginning to a hopeful future: Meet Grayson

    Grayson was born with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  His withdrawals were so severe, he was in the hospital for three and a half months and was considered one of the worst cases of withdrawals that the nurses at Vanderbilt had ever seen.   As a result of his birth circumstances, Grayson often experienced respiratory distress and was diagnosed as significantly developmentally delayed.

    At 7 months, Grayson began receiving Physical, Occupational, Speech and Feeding therapies at The Therapy Clinic at High Hopes.  His therapists encouraged and supported the family while working to overcome so many obstacles and celebrated alongside them when they were...

    Meet Hatcher

    Hatcher, Stories of HopeHigh Hopes changes lives. My son, Hatcher, came to High Hopes at age one with Down syndrome and leukemia, unable to walk or talk. As a divorced mom with the responsibility of two older children and a baby that required multiple treatments and medical appointments, I could not work outside our home and applied for food stamps just to feed my children.

    When we arrived at High Hopes, we found help,...

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