The Transportation Update!
September 2019
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“Have you ever wondered how you would get to the grocery store if you were not able to drive?"
Senior Volunteer Transportation Network (SVTN) in Tennessee is a new "statewide network of volunteer transportation organizations created to encourage program to program sharing and to boost transportation for older adults." In a little over a year, SVTN has given 17,000 rides to senior adults and created 11 new volunteer programs across the state! 

Is there an SVTN group near you? The map above shows all of the SVTN programs in Tennessee as of February 2019. For more information, check out this recent write-up on SVTN and follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

For Persons with Disabilities, Family Support Program Provides Pathways to Opportunity
By: Angelica Deaton
 
The lack of accessible transportation affects people with reduced mobility to extremes that those who do not have this challenge cannot imagine. Access to transportation mobility for people with disabilities, is critical for their physical, social, economic, and psychological well-being.  Since 1990 following the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) the change experienced in public transport has been significantly improving. However, challenges are still there. Click here to read the entire article!
Call Pathfinder
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CALLER: I don’t know if you can help me or not, but my car died. I think it is the transmission. Of course, it couldn’t be something cheap! Is there financial assistance to help me fix my car? I have a four year old who has a lot of doctor appointments, and I don’t know how I’m going to get him there. Next week he has appointments with a speech therapist and a physical therapist. I’m a single parent in Jackson, and I live on very little, on two SSI checks – I have two children with disabilities – and I don’t have the money to get it fixed right now!

PATHFINDER: I’m sorry to hear that. That’s a great question and let me see how we can help! There is transportation help, but not financial assistance for the car repair. Since your children are on TennCare, transportation is provided to medical appointments. 
Click here to read the rest of Pathfinder's response!
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A Look Ahead to October!
 
Mark your calendars now for these activities:

October 4th:

TN IHE Alliance Quarterly Meeting

October 11th: 
DeafNation Expo & Conference

October 12th:
Community CARES Walk & Expo

October 26th:
Families First: Successful Sleep Habits



Click here to see the full calendar of events!
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This project is partially funded under grant contracts with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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