Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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Input needed on autism service needs in TN: Autism Plan Survey and Community Conversations

The Tennessee Autism Plan is working towards a comprehensive, coordinated system of health care and related services for Tennessee children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related developmental disabilities.

Piecing together this state plan will depend on input from families, providers, professionals, funders and policymakers. Please consider providing input in one of the following ways:

Web-based Survey for Parents of Children With Autism

The Tennessee Disability Coalition, the Tennessee Autism Summit Team (a broad-based group that includes autism organizations, state agencies, and other interested parties), and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center are conducting a statewide, web-based survey. This survey will highlight the needs for different services and service coordination throughout Tennessee. Information will be used to improve services and service coordination for children with autism and other related disabilities.

This survey should take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. Responses are entirely voluntary and anonymous.

To take the survey, click here

For more information:
Phone: Local (615) 322-8240, Toll-free (866) 936-8852

Community Conversations

Input for the Tennessee Autism Plan also will be collected through a series of seven Community Conversations held throughout the summer and across the state. The Conversations will explore questions such as:

  • What services are children and youth receiving now?
  • What are the strengths and needs of kids and families?
  • How do they vary across the state?

For more information about the Community Conversation planned for your area, contact and


Courtney Evans Taylor, (615) 322-5658

Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D., (615) 322-8238