Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. APS staff assess the need for protective services and provide services to reduce the identified risk to the adult.
The Abuse Registry for the State of Tennessee is maintained by the Tennessee Department of Health. The Abuse Registry includes names of persons who have abused, neglected, exploited or misappropriated the property of vulnerable persons. The names on the Abuse Registry are submitted for placement by Tennessee departments and agencies which oversee the protection and welfare of vulnerable persons. Names may also be submitted by law enforcement agencies.
This checklist is intended to support the health of adults with Down syndrome directly or through their caregivers. We encourage this checklist to be shared with your medical professionals. Statements in blue represent recommended, periodic health screenings/assessments that should begin at a specific age.
The Adult Down Syndrome Center is a primary and specialty healthcare clinic that has served the medical and psychosocial needs of over 6,000 teens and adults with Down syndrome since 1992. As a comprehensive medical resource they provide patients everything from holistic care and support to education and resources in a compassionate, welcoming environment. They also hold events, participate in community outreach and conduct research.
NDSS resource for families, professionals, direct caregivers or anyone concerned with the general welfare of an adult with Down syndrome.
Autism Tennessee exists to enrich the lives and experiences of individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and their surrounding community through support, advocacy, and education.
Parent friendly version of the American Academy of Pediatrics health care information for children from birth to one month.
Parent friendly version of the American Academy of Pediatrics health care information for children from 1 month to 1 year.
Parent friendly version of the American Academy of Pediatrics health care information for children from 1 year to 5 years
Parent friendly version of the American Academy of Pediatrics health care information for children from 5 years to 13 years.