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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

Tennessee has many resources available to help you support young people with disabilities in securing and maintaining employment, and it is easy to find them using Tennessee Disability Pathfinder.

Pathfinder Image of Home WebsitePathfinder is a free, statewide clearinghouse of disability-related resources and services for persons with disabilities, their family members, service providers, and advocates. The site provides comprehensive information on a wide array of topics related to disability, including employment.

Start exploring the Tennessee Disability Pathfinder database. “Employment” is listed as a separate category. Pathfinder includes information on Adult Day Services, Employment Resources, Secondary Transition Services, and Vocational Training, all broken down by county.

Search for employment events on the Tennessee Disability Pathfinder calendar. As with their database, you can narrow your focus to search only employment or transition events. Start exploring today!


ABLE TN will encourage and assist individuals and families to save private funds to support individuals with disabilities by offering tax-advantaged investment plans to pay for expenses including, but not limited to: education, housing, transportation, employment training and support, assistive technology, personal support services, and funeral and burial expenses. The private funds saved through ABLE TN will supplement benefits provided through private insurance, Medicaid benefits, Supplemental Social Security Income and the account beneficiary’s income, as well as any other sources. Check out more at http://abletn.gov/about.html

Benefits to Work

Benefits to Work staff offer accurate information so individuals can make informed choices about working, pursing training or further education while helping to ease fear of losing healthcare and other public benefits.  We have years of experience about the Social Security work incentives including Ticket to Work.  Careful planning is the key to a successful work experience.   Our services are free and statewide. Benefits to Work is a collaboration Between Tennessee Disability Coalition (TDC) and the Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee (CIL-MT)

 Contact Information:

 Benefits To Work
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

 888-839-5333 or 615-383-9442

Tennessee Employment First

Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of individuals with varying degrees of abilities in the workplace and in the community. Under the Employment First approach, community-based integrated employment is the first and preferred employment service option for youth and adults with significant disabilities. Use this website to watch a video highlighting Employment First efforts, discover new resources to help inform your work, and find events and trainings related to employment first.

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