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The Tennessee Disability Coalition

(615) 383-9442

The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. The Coalition offers support and advocacy.

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP).

423.639.0125/800.280.STEP/Español:800.975.2919/TTY: 423.639.8802

STEP’s mission is to empower parents through information, training and support to become effective partners with professionals in planning appropriate educational programs for their children.

Children’s Special Services (CSS)

(615) 340-5697

Children’s Special Services (CSS) is a statewide program offered through the Tennessee Department of Health, which serves children birth to age 21 years, with chronic illnesses or disability needs. CSS provides financial assistance for medical bills, prescriptions, durable medical equipment, etc., and case management services related to a child’s special health care needs. Children who are uninsured, have TennCare, or private insurance may apply for assistance. Assistance is limited to treatment of chronic medical conditions covered by the program. The program does have financial eligibility guidelines that are based on family size and 200% of the Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines set for each year.

Voices For Children


Support and programs for all ages across Tennessee, with major offices in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville.

Friends of Tennessee’s Babies with Special Needs


Family Support and Education

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