Resource Links 

Information is provided for community events and organizations without specific endorsement, affiliation, or recommendation of the event or organization itself.


 The Arc Center for Future Planning  615-248-5878, ext. 14    

BrightStone  615-790-4888

Center for Living and Learning  615-269-9932

Employment and Community First CHOICES

Empower TN 615-292-5803

Friends Life Community  615-730-9370

Goodwill Career Solutions  800-545-9231

Open Arms Care Corporation  615-254-4006

Sitters and More 615-309-9368

Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation 615-313-4891

Waves Inc. 615-794-7955     


Camp Discovery (Tennessee Jaycees) 615-741-2410

Camp Will  (Williamson County Parks and Recreation)  615-790-5719

Center for Courageous Kids  270-618-2900

Easter Seals Youth Camps  615-292-6640

Empower Me Day Camp  615-453-0005

Special Friends Camp at Camp Carson and Camp Linden (Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes) 615-371-2050


Angelman Syndrome Foundation  800-432-6435

Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc. 

The Arc Williamson County  615-790-5815

Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology Fund

Autism Care and Treatment Grant Program

Autism Foundation of Tennessee  615-376-0034

Autism Tennessee  615-385-2077

Beckwith Weidemann Syndrome  

Best Buddies  615-483-3177

Brain Injury Association of Tennessee  615-258-2541

Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  615-248-8828

Celiac Support Association

Cerebral Palsy Group  774-325-0083

Cerebral Palsy Parent

Complex Child

Congenital Heart Information Network

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Different Needz Foundation

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee 615-386-9002

Empower Tn 615-292-5803

Epilepsy Foundation  615-269-7091

Family Voices  615-383-9442

FARE (Food Allergy Education & Resources) 

Feeding Tube Awareness

Franklin Autism Moms

Gigi’s Playhouse Nashville 615-370-1500

GraceWorks Ministries 615-794-9055

Kid Central TN

Kids Together

Kids With Heart (congenital heart defects)  

Little Hearts, Inc. (congenital heart defects) 866-435-4673

Muscular Dystrophy Association 615-832-5005

National Organization for Rare Disorders 800-999-6673

Orange Effect Foundation


Smith Magenis Syndrome

Polymicrogyria Awareness Organization, Inc.  949-329-5995

Rady Children’s Hospital: Special Needs Glossary for Parents  856-576-1700

Rett Syndrome Foundation  800-818-7388

Siskin Children’s Institute 423-648-1700

Small Steps in Speech

Spina Bifida Association 800-621-3141

Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS)  615-322-8240

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder  800-640-4636

Tennessee Parent-to-Parent Matching Program

Tennessee Telecommunications Devices Access Program

Tennessee Technology Access Program

Tennessee Voices for Children 615-269-7751

TRIAD (Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Vanderbilt) 615-322-7565

United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee 615-242-4091

United Spinal Association 718-803-3782

Vanderbilt Family Resource Center  615-936-2558

Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Support 

United Healthcare Children's Foundation


(Each entry is labeled with the population served and the type of assistance offered; financial assistance usually means payment for specific medical services/equipment/therapies not covered by insurance. Financial assistance may be payable to third parties only)

Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation (cerebral palsy; financial) 

Aubrey Rose Foundation (life-threatening illnesses; financial)

Ben’s Blankets (special needs; custom weighted blankets)

Challenged Athletes Foundation (permanent physical disabilities; financial for athletic equipment, training, and competition costs)

Danny Did (seizure disorders; grants for seizure detection and seizure prediction devices)

Different Needz Foundation (developmental disabilities; financial)

Feel Better Friends (serious medical conditions; handmade dolls)

Friends of Man (financial for prostheses, wheelchairs, ramps, mobility and medical equipment)

Giving  Angels Foundation (special needs from lower income families; financial)

Grotto Humanitarian Foundation (cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, intellectual disorders, recipients of organ transplants; financial for dental care) 

Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (spinal muscular atrophy; financial)

Holton’s Heroes (post-birth, pediatric brain injury; financial)

Icing Smiles (children with life-threatening medical conditions and their siblings; custom cakes)

June Brandy Foundation (pediatric illness, disability, serious health condition; financial for specific wish)

Mark’s Money (Down’s syndrome; financial)

McLindon Family Foundation (special needs; adaptive bicycles)

Modest Needs (working, low income families with specific short-term needs; financial)

Molly Bear Foundation (Trisomy 18; financial)

The Parker Lee Project (special needs; medical supplies and resource information)

The Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation (funding for surgeries and inpatient treatment for individuals without health insurance or other resources)

Small Steps in Speech (speech/language disorders; financial for speech therapy and assistive technology)

Stepping Stones for Stella (special needs; all-terrain buggies)

Wheelchairs 4 Kids (physical disabilities; wheelchairs, mobility devices, vehicular/home modifications)