The mission of the Alliance for Full Participation (AFP) is to dream, plan, work, mobilize and organize with people with developmental disabilities, their families, and supporting communities and organizations to make the promise of inclusion, integration, productivity, independence and quality of life a reality in policy and practice.
The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an Employment Network (EN) agency which provides Benefits to Work services to individuals in Tennessee. Benefits to Work Project (also known as Ticket to Work) is a free voluntary program of the Social Security Administration which allows individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of a disability to enter or reenter the workforce.
A federal information website that connects people with disabilities, their family members, veterans, caregivers, employers, service providers and others with the resources they need to ensure that people with disabilities can fully participate in the workplace and in their communities.
A network of centers across the state where employers can go to find the workers they need and job seekers can get assistance and career information. Each center offers computerized labor market information, internet access, workshops, and an online talent bank, in addition to job placement, recruitment, and training referrals.
Provides, in addition to Vocational Rehabilitation Services, other vocational programs which are funded by state government and federal grants to provide adults with intellectual disabilities a range of vocational services including supported employment, vocational training and day vocational programs.
The Tennessee Employment Consortium is a statewide organization focused on increasing the number of Tennesseans in integrated employment.
TSBDC offers free assistance to help business owners develop successful businesses through a network of experienced counselors, trainers and volunteer business people. This program also guarantees small business loans through private lenders (not individuals).
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood.
TennesseeWorks.org is an information hub for employment resources for individuals with disabilities. The website was developed by the Tennessee Collaborative for Meaningful Work, which is focused on obtaining equal access to employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Provides resources and tools to advance universal access to employment for people with disabilities.