Accessible Summer Fun!
July 2019
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July 15 - 19 is National Disability Voter Registration week!
Register to Vote in TN OR visit AAPD for more resources!
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CALLER: Is it possible for me to get financial assistance to help pay for a trip? I am a college student, and I want to travel more but travelling is rather complicated and expensive. I use a wheelchair for mobility and I have to have a personal assistant with me. A friend of mine suggested I check out The Arc National Conference in Washington D.C.

PATHFINDER: What a great question! The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities has a Scholarship Fund that you can apply for, as a person with disabilities who would be attending that conference for the first time. Click here to read the full response!
The Holidays are coming soon! 
Many organizations offer "holiday wish" programs that help provide gifts to those who need financial assistance. If you think you will use a gift giving service this year, now is the time to start planning - lists fill up fast.
If you need help locating an appropriate service in your area, give us a call!
Lindsey Becker, Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2018, talks about flying and the TSA Cares program.
Thanks Lindsey for the great tips!
FREE! FREE! FREE! Summer Fun!
As much fun as summer is, we know it can also be tough on families to entertain children and teens while school is out! Summer camps, play dates, and recreational activities are all great options - but can be costly! Luckily, there are many places throughout Tennessee that offer FREE activities for kids and families. These are especially abundant in larger cities like Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. Resources will list these activities either on web sites or in free magazines, however they do tend to be locally-focused. 

For those of you in the Middle TN area, check out this great list of free activities and events for kids from Nashville Parent. If you are outside of Middle TN, a quick Google search may help you find free activities in your area. You can also check out our online calendar!
 

Enjoy Nature this Summer in our Great State!
 
Accessible Nature is a web site that has compiled a list of places in the United States and Canada that are accessible to individuals with different abilities. The trails include very few obstacles and are either accessible for wheelchairs or include very little walking. 
 
Click here to see accessible trails in TN! 
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What is your favorite summertime vacation?
 
The beach!

Theme parks with my kids

Anywhere I can sleep in...

I'm more of a staycation person.

Did you know..


... that travel web sites, like TripAdvisor, allow you to search for accessible accommodations or activities?
TripAdvisor's list includes popular attractions like Graceland in Memphis and the Titantic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Click here to see more "Things to do" in TN that are accessible for varying abilities.
The TN Department of Tourist Development has released a FREE 2019 guide to vacations in TN. Get your copy here!
A Look Ahead to August
 
Mark your calendars now for these activities:

August 3rd: STEP, Inc. IDEA Training
(Nashville)


August 13th:  STEP, Inc. IDEA Training (Knoxville)

August 23rd: Tech Talk & More

August 28th: Next Chapter Book Club

Click here to see the full calendar of events!
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