At ACL’s Administration for Disabilities we continue to focus on employment as a key pillar of community living. We know that people who find meaningful work are happier and healthier, and are strong contributors in their communities. While we have participated and led several events to celebrate NDEAM, ACL strives all year round to lead and partner on national programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Americans with disabilities who are working.
Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of individuals with varying degrees of abilities in the workplace and in the community. The Employment First Task Force works in partnership with the TennesseeWorks Partnership.
Toward a Future of Flourishing: Preparing Youth with Disabilities to Transition Successfully
Over the past year, we have been creating a unique online resource designed to equip educators all across our state to provide exceptional transition services and supports for students with disabilities. Transition Tennessee (www.transitiontn.org) is a free professional development portal that brings together in one place the very best of what we know works for promoting successful transitions for students with disabilities. Transition Tennessee can be accessed at http://www.transitiontn.org.