Family Support Program

If you or an immediate family member has a severe, lifelong disability, you may be eligible to receive services from the Family Support.




Click here for the Intake Form

Click here for the Intake Letter and Form

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Family Support is a grant program designed and funded by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) to assist a person living independently, or families caring for a relative who has a severe disability. Severe disability is defined as:

  • Attributable to a developmental or physical impairment
  • Likely to continue indefinitely
  • Result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: Self-care, Receptive/Expressive language, Learning, Mobility, Self-direction, Capacity for independent living, Economic self-sufficiency.



Funding is provided to assist with services such as:

  • Purchasing and maintaining assistive/adaptive equipment
  • Health care costs and medication not covered by insurance
  • Respite care/childcare/adult day care
  • Personal or attendant services
  • Vehicle repairs and maintenance
  • Homemaker services
  • Therapies and counseling
  • Specialized nutrition needs
  • Home modifications for homeowners
  • Recreation and summer camp


Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Sevier and Scott

For Information regarding Family Support in other counties, please visit the Tennessee Departments of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) website – 



Read the Intake Letter CLICK HERE 

Gather required Documents:

        Proof of Disability (clearly stated diagnosis from physician or school                  records)

        Proof of Residency (current utility bill, this can be in the family’s name)

        Proof of Citizenship (copy of official birth certificate or proof of qualified            alien status)

Apply here on our website OR print and complete a paper Intake Form and submit along with required documents to Family Support.                                                             Email:                                                                                       FAX: (865) 381-1325                                                                                                          Mail: Attn. Family Support Program, 723 Emory Valley Rd, Oak                                Ridge, TN 37830




CLICK HERE for Intake Form

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State of Tennessee Family Support Flyer

State of Tennessee Family Support Brochure

For additional help in receiving services please contact:


Family Support Director, Regina Wilson 865-813-0578
Family Support Assistant, Brandi Neikirk 865-813-0579
Family Support Assistant/Interpreter, Sally Ocampo 865-813-0577



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