Trying to find the resources and services you or a loved one with a disability need are often difficult and confusing, especially when many of those resources are located in larger cities.
Knowing families face this challenge, Connecting the Journey: Special Needs Support Group started their Resource Fair four years ago with the hopes of helping families in Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, and Wayne counties.
The CJ Resource Fair is designed to bring agencies and organizations who work with individuals with disabilities together to help families on their journey as well as serve as a resource hub for those who work with individuals with disabilities or just want to learn more. The resource fair will offer a networking forum to promote and learn about disabilities and how to help those in the community who stand in need of assistance and supports. It will provide families, educators, case-managers, churches, businesses, civic organizations, and the community an opportunity to identify and understand available community, regional and state resources.
“Each year as I have researched and reached out to agencies, organizations, and businesses, I have learned of so many additional resources and services for families,” said Chrissy Hood, support group chair. “We are constantly striving to bring in resources for all ages and excited when we have a new one agree to come to our rural area.”
Connecting the Journey: Resource Fair for Special Needs will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. until noon at CB Outreach in Pulaski and will offer a bounty of valuable resources under one roof.
For more information, please call 931-363-8273.