Our Supporters We would like to thank the individuals and businesses that help make the work of Autism Tennessee possible. Your commitment matters! We are very grateful to the following organizations for their continuous support: Avintus has been a proud supporter of Autism Tennessee since 2007. They provide the ultimate web based payroll solution. You don’t need to know a thing about payroll. They file and pay all taxes and handle all reporting—even for your 401(k). For more information, visit them at www.avintus.com. Birdsong Creative is a branding, web, and marketing firm in Franklin, Tennessee. They’ve made their mark in the design arena by visually telling the stories of companies, organizations, and ministries making a difference in the world today. They are responsible for the rebrand (and renaming) of Autism Tennessee. For more information on Birdsong’s creative and web services, go to www.birdsongcreative.com. Southeast Financial has been a proud supporter of Autism Tennessee for over a decade. As a member of Autism Tennessee, you’re automatically eligible for membership at any Southeast Financial Credit Union. A $5 balance in your savings account is all that is required to take advantage of the benefits of membership, including: Free checking accounts with merchant discounts, mobile and text banking, online bill payment, auto loans, credit cards, mortgages, home equity loans, lines of credit, and much more. To take advantage of this free benefit, contact Southeast Financial at 615-743-3700 or visit them online at www.southeastfinancial.org. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center facilitates discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), their activities promote independence, self-determination, productivity, integration, and inclusion. Their Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) is dedicated to improving assessment and treatment services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families while advancing knowledge and training. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has been a proud community partner of Autism Tennessee for over a decade. For more information, visit them online at www.kc.vanderbilt.edu. Rebekah Pope is a Middle Tennessee photographer who specializes in artistic family, children, baby, newborn and maternity photography in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and Williamson County. Rebekah’s images, From Heartache to Hope, is stunning black-&-white photography and the moving stories of 18 families. The featured families range from rural residents to urban dwellers who are racially and socio-economically diverse. Their stories vary, yet encompass the range of the disorder’s spectrum, conveying the universal autism experience. For more information, visit her online at www.rebekahpope.com/ Continuum Planning Partners When caring for a loved one with special needs, you want to provide them with the best quality of life possible. You can get the help you need by coordinating with professionals to create a holistic life care plan, while balancing your own needs and those of other family members. Through proper planning, you can protect your loved ones, even if you’re not there to provide for them.