3/21/2023: World Down Syndrome Day is a Great Time to Highlight Competitive, Integrated Employment
3/7/2023: Find Out How the MAPs Program Helps Teens, Young Adults Gain Greater Independence
2/21/2023: Workplace Protections and Employment Supports Promote Addiction Recovery
2/7/2023: Inclusive Hiring Often Starts with an Inclusive Website
1/17/2023: Collegiate Recovery Initiative Trains ‘Allies’ on Addiction, Mental Health Issues
12/20/2022: Meaningful Work: Reflecting on Our Pursuits
12/6/2022: Lawyer Takes New Role as Chief of TennCare’s Long Term Services and Supports
11/29/2022: STAR Center, Founded by Couple to Help Their Children, Now Assists People with Disabilities Statewide
11/15/2022: New Assistant Director for ECF CHOICES Explains Her Passion for This Work, Shares Enrollment Data
11/1/2022: A Lot Has Happened in 10 Years of TennesseeWorks
10/18/2022: Survey of State Workers Yields Useful Tips for Disability Recruiting, Hiring, Retention
10/4/2022: #HireMyStrengths Can Help Businesses Understand the Power of People with Disabilities
9/20/2022: New Initiative Links Students Seeking Useful Experience to People with Disabilities Needing Staff
9/6/2022: Division of Mental Health Services Greatly Expands Supported Employment Initiative Across the State
8/16/2022: Office of Mobility and Accessible Transportation Aims to Reduce Barriers for Riders with Disabilities
8/2/2022: American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Behavioral and Physical Health Care in Rural Counties
7/19/2022: Useful Tips in Finding the Right Roads to Employment for Neurodivergent People
7/5/2022: Dyersburg State Offers Tennessee’s First Inclusive Higher Education Program at a Community College
6/21/2022: State Kicks Off ‘Model Employer’ Effort With ‘This is Me’ Campaign
6/7/2022: Keeping Disability Bias Protections Up to Date as Technologies Emerge
5/17/2022: Bringing a New ‘World’ to Training for Job Readiness Through Virtual Reality
5/3/2022: Summer Camps May Still Have Spots; Check Transition Tennessee’s List
4/19/2022: Tennessee Employment Pathways Project Enrolling Families for Summer Sessions
4/5/2022: What is Medicaid Alternative Pathways to Independence? And Who Does the Program Help?
1/18/2022: Will ECF CHOICES Let a Parent Serve As Their Child’s Support Worker?
1/4/2022: Federal COVID Funds Will Help Add 2,000 ECF CHOICES Slots, Other Relief
12/21/2021: New Training Can Boost Employers’ Skills, Confidence in Hiring People with Disabilities
12/7/2021: Longtime DD Council Leader, Wanda Willis, is Retiring, and Shares Triumphs and Trials
11/16/2021: Research Seeks the Keys to Success at Work, College for Autistic Adults
11/2/2021: If ‘Technology Solutions’ are So Helpful, Why Do So Few Folks with Disabilities Have Access?
10/19/2021: What is Peer Support, and How Can Such Support Help People with IDD?
10/05/2021: Equipping Parents on the Road to Employment
09/21/2021: Should You Disclose Your Disability to Your Employer?
09/07/2021: Tennessee Believes Program Offers Funding for New Inclusive Higher Education Options
08/17/2021: What Does the ‘State as a Model Employer’ Mean for People with Disabilities?
08/03/2021: Project SEARCH-Helping People with Disabilities Gain Job Skills, Helping Businesses Find Workers
07/20/2021: Tennessee Launches New Center for Decision-Making Support
07/06/2021: Transition Pathways Project: Connecting High School Students to Paid Work
06/15/2021: COVID-19 Vaccines and Disability: What You Need to Know
06/08/2021: DIDD Helping Individuals Figure Out How to ‘Return’ to Regular Activities
06/01/2021: ABLE TN Celebrates 5 Years of Helping Tennesseans with Disabilities Save, Invest
05/18/2021: Transition Tennessee and Voc Rehab Focus Partnership on Quality Improvement
05/04/2021: What Does Diversity in the Workplace Look Like?
04/20/2021: Wide-Ranging School Career Lands Educator New Role as State’s Transition Coordinator
04/06/2021: Could Your Schools Use Community Conversations to Spark Fresh Ideas for Improving Transition for Youth with Disabilities?
03/16/2021: Are You Seeking Dedicated Workers? Learn How Investing in Disability Employment Pays Off
03/02/2021: DIDD’s New Director of Employment Innovation to Address Barriers to Getting, Keeping Jobs
02/16/2021: For Disability Day on the Hill, Let’s Go Further
02/02/2021: Tennessee Launches Effort for Crisis Response and Prevention for Individuals with IDD
01/19/2021: What is the Virtual American Job Center, and How Can It Help Me Get a Job?
01/06/2021: What’s Important to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
12/15/2020: We’re Seeking Your Advice; Can You Help Our Team?
12/01/2020: Research Examines Family Caregiver Experiences for People with IDD and Mental Health Needs
11/17/2020: What Does the Katie Beckett Program Mean for Children and Families?
11/03/2020: Affordable Housing Often Hard to Find; Here are Some Ways to Start the Search
10/20/2020: What is the Alternate Academic Diploma, and Why Would a Student Want One?
10/06/2020: What Does Customized Employment Look Like?
09/15/2020: Direct Support Professionals, We Need Your Stories to Highlight Your Impact
09/01/2020: New Company Makes Inroads in Helping Tennesseans Fill Gaps in Transportation
08/18/2020: Transition Tennessee’s New Interactive Students Focuses on Work, College Preparations
08/04/2020: Supporting Young People on the Autism Spectrum: Setting and Pursuing Self-Determined Goals
07/21/2020: What is the DIDD Integration Plan, And Why is the State Making this Proposal?
07/07/2020: Check Out Latest Data on Who is Supported by Employment and Community First CHOICES
06/16/2020: How Your Input Can Shape the DD Council’s Work for Change
06/02/2020: DIDD Offers COVID-19 Testing This Week to Those in Waivers, Including ECF CHOICES
05/19/2020: Interested in Attending an Inclusive Higher Ed Program? Check Out Ways to Pay
05/05/2020: Tennessee Creates State Office for Accessible Transportation
04/21/2020: When You Have More Questions Than Answers and Your Life Turns Upside Down
04/07/2020: How Do You Cope When Unemployment Hits?
03/31/2020: The Landscape Podcast Is Here!
03/17/2020: Each of Us Must Help Protect Our Community at This Time
03/03/2020: Why Does Taking Part in the Census Matter for People with Disabilities?
02/18/2020: Memphis Think Employment! Summit Offers Innovative Sessions on Employment, Transition
02/13/2020: Individual Placement and Support Helps Those with Mental Illness Get, Keep Jobs
01/21/2020: What is Disability Identity Development, and Why Is That Important?
01/07/2020: Why Community Health Centers Could Be Key for People with Disabilities
12/17/2019: Want to Know More About How Inclusive Higher Education is Growing in Tennessee
12/3/2019: Are You Having Trouble Enrolling or Getting TennCare Services for Those with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities?
11/19/2019: Facing Barriers to Work? Disability Rights Tennessee Can Help Social Security Recipients Find Solutions
11/5/2019: Wouldn’t a Guide to Good Apps for People with IDD Be Helpful?
10/22/2019: Who Makes the Difference for People With Disabilities Gaining the Right Job?
10/15/2019: Determined Parent Crafts Program to Support College Students with ASD
10/1/2019: What is the College Autism Network’s Inclusion Summit, and Why Should I Attend?
09/17/2019: ECF CHOICES Opens 2 New Groups for Those with IDD and Significant Mental/Behavioral Health Concerns
09/03/2019: Improving Transition to Adulthood Through High School Credit-Bearing Coursework
08/19/2019: Please Share Your Comments on Proposed Katie Beckett Waiver
08/06/2019: See How High-Tech Gadgets Can Boost Independence
07/16/2019: Let’s Move the Subminimum Wage, Sheltered Workshops to History Books
06/19/2019: New ECF CHOICES Director Has Served Many Roles in Provider Agencies
06/04/2019: DIDD, The Arc Inviting Families in 15 Rural Counties to Local Forums
05/21/2019: Tennessee Autism Council’s Report Outlines Many Challenges Ahead
05/07/2019: How Siblings Can Support Individuals with Disabilities in Employment
04/16/2019: New Provider Merakey Offers Supports with Holistic Health Focus
04/02/2019: New DIDD Commissioner Brings a Parent’s Passion to his Role
03/19/2019: Why It’s Important to Know How to Read Legislation
03/05/2019: Accounting Firm EY Recruits, Invests in Workers with Autism
02/21/2019: Partners in Policymaking Leadership Institute Offers Advocacy, Networking; Data Shows Impact
02/05/2019: Disability Services Committee Has Big List of Recommendations
01/22/2019: Disability Day on the Hill Offers Chance to Network, Learn, Advocate
01/08/2019: Making the Case for SSI Eligibility When Your Child Has Autism
12/18/2018: So, How Do You Pay for Inclusive Higher Education Programs?
12/04/2018: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Program Offers Many Needed Services
11/20/2018: Learn About Upcoming Changes to Medicare, the Dec. 7 Deadline and Differences in SSI vs. SSDI
11/6/2018: An Introduction to the Medically Underserved Population Designation; Why It Matters
10/16/2018: DIDD Launches the Tennessee Employment First Leadership Initiative to Help Providers Boost Job Options
10/05/2018: Project SEARCH: What It Does, Who It’s For, Why It’s Important
09/18/2018: Wanted: Employers and Providers Willing to Talk About Hiring Workers with Disabilities
09/04/2018: Tennessee’s Supported Decision-Making Legislation: What It Does (and Does Not) Do
08/22/2018: Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Can Choose to Work-Learn How
08/07/2018: Come Learn about the Possibilities that Enabling Technology May Hold
07/17/2018: Health Disparities for Adults with IDD Make Inclusive Health a Worthy Goal
07/03/2018: Eleanor Lives Next Door
06/19/2018: Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder Welcomes Input in 4 Vital Areas
06/05/2018: Voices4Choices Helps ECF CHOICES Members’ Voices Be Heard
05/15/2018: Division of Rehabilitation Services Gets Leader with a Passion for Networking
05/01/2018: DIDD Shares Plans for Big Changes in Medicaid Waiver Employment, Day Services
04/18/2018: Provider Agency Finds HCBS Settings Rule Changes Work, Changes Lives
04/03/2018: American Job Centers: Where Everyone Can Get Help Finding a Job
03/20/2018: When Advocacy Efforts Find a Receptive Ear and Heart
03/06/2018: Some Ways Tennessee Can Tackle DSP Workforce Crisis
02/20/2018: New Legislative Committee Examines State’s Disability Services
02/06/2018: State Faces ‘Crisis-Level Shortage’ of Direct Support Professionals
01/16/2018: Disability Day on the Hill Will Be Feb. 14, in a New Spot
01/04/2018: Knoxville Conversation Will Examine VR Services for Those Who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing
12/19/2017: DIDD Audit Highlights Accomplishments, But Reveals New Concerns and Old Ones
12/5/2017: November Update on Employment and Community First CHOICES
11/21/2017: The Basics of Tennessee’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program
11/7/2017: What an Employer Learned from a Summer Internship
10/17/2017: TennesseeWorks Partnership and Our Commitment to Employment
10/03/2017: Why an Autism Diagnosis Can Be Important to a Teen or Adult
09/27/2017: What is “Enabling Technology”? How Can It Help People with Disabilities?
09/12/2017: How Much Do We Appreciate Direct Support Professionals?
09/05/2017: #HireMyStrengths Helps People See the Value of Employing People with Disabilities
08/29/2017: Vanderbilt’s Center for Autism and Innovation Focuses on Matching Talents with Businesses
08/22/2017: Employment and Community First CHOICES Passes its First-Year Mark
08/15/2017: Employing Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Seeking Views of Tennessee Employers
08/07/2017: Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities: Powerful Results from a Small Investment
08/01/2017: What is the Tennessee Independent Living Network?
07/25/2017: Little-Known Program Just Expanded to Include People with Disabilities who Own Small Businesses
07/18/2017: Promoting Internships within Tennessee State Government for People with Disabilities
07/11/2017: Finding the Right Job Often Takes Time, Willingness to Try New Tasks and Networking
06/21/2017: Project Transition’s Systems of Support Assists TennCare Members with Significant Behavior Challenges
06/13/2017: A Chance to Explore College Opportunities in the South for Students with IDD
06/06/2017: Agreement Aims for Seamless Employment Supports Provided by Voc Rehab and TennCare’s Employment and Community First CHOICES
05/30/2017: National Core Indicators Tell How Well States Serve People with IDD; Providers’ Surveys Vital
05/16/2017: Uncovering Some Myths about ECF CHOICES Program
05/09/2017: Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder is a First Step in the Right Direction
05/02/2017: What is a Subminimum Wage? And Why is it Important?
04/25/2017: Having Issues with TennCare or Waivers? Call Tennessee Justice Center’s Client Advocate
04/18/2017: Supported Decision-Making: An Alternative to Conservatorship
04/11/2017: Enlisting a Longtime Community Resource to Help People with Disabilities Find Jobs
04/04/2017: Employment and Community First CHOICES Program Hits a Milestone
03/28/2017: Mobile Dental Clinic Offers Speciality Care Around the Midstate
03/21/2017: So/What is a Per Capita Cap – And Why Should I Care?
03/14/2017: Student Teaches Legislators about Inclusive Higher Education
03/07/2017: A Blueprint to Guide the Journey from High School to Adulthood
02/28/2017: Affordable Housing/Transportation are Vital/Student Tells Lawmakers
02/21/2017: Real Work for Real Wages Boosts Real Self-Sufficiency
02/15/2017: TigerLIFE in Memphis Offers Big Program in Big City
02/07/2017: An Encore Performance: Confessions of a First-Timer
01/31/2017: UT-K’s FUTURE Program Offers Inclusive Education in a Big College Town
01/24/2017: Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb
01/18/2017: Jackson’s Union University EDGE Program Offers Christian Education in Small-Town Setting
01/10/2017: Let’s Take a Look at Inclusive Higher Education and Then Start With Next Steps at Vanderbilt
12/13/2016: Get the Latest Numbers on Employment and Community First CHOICES Enrollment
12/6/2016: Mark Your Calendar for Feb. 8 for Disability Day on the Hill
11/29/2016: Don’t Let the Moments Slip Away
11/15/2016: Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee Offers Unique Help for Disability Day on the Hill
11/8/2016: Why is the Department of Justice’s Statement on Integration Important?
11/1/2016: Check Out the Highlights from the ‘Expect Employment’ Report
10/25/2016: Building a Bridge from High School to Employment for Youth with Disabilities
10/18/2016: Need Help with Voc Rehab? Disability Rights Tennessee’s Client Assistance Program Can Help
10/11/2016: Make a Difference: It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month!
10/03/2016: What’s a DSP? And Why Do Their Wages Matter?
09/27/2016: Individualized Education Accounts: Be Informed and Be Warned
09/20/2016: The Changing Landscape of Home and Community Based Waivers-What the CMS Settings Rule Means to You
09/13/2016: She Says Goodbye, We Say Hello
09/06/2016: This is a big DEAL-The Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon
08/30/2016: What is Person-Centered Planning? And Why Does It Matter?
08/23/2016: When the Sheltered Workshop Closes
08/16/2016: When Mental Health Issues Hinder Employment, There’s Help
08/09/2016: Thinking About Employment? This Summit is For You!
08/02/2016: An Occupational Diploma Means Work!
07/26/2016: Questions Parents Ask and Helping Them Find Answers
07/19/2016: Disability, Employment, and Election Questions
07/12/2016: The Rollout of the New Employment and Community First CHOICES Waiver Program
07/06/2016: What is the Employer Outreach Initiative? And Who Needs It?
06/28/2016: Why Hire Job Seekers With Disabilities?
06/21/2016: What is an ABLE Account? And Do I Need One?
06/14/2016: We’ve Come a Long Way Over 40 Years
06/07/2016: What is an Occupational Diploma?
06/01/2016: The Dignity of Risk
05/24/2016: Four Key Skills That Boost Employment Chances
05/10/2016: What is EPSDT? And Why Is It Important?
05/03/2016: Issues with Transportation
04/26/2016: Employment and Community First CHOICES (Part 5)
04/19/2016: Employment and Community First CHOICES (Part 4)
04/05/2016: Employment and Community First CHOICES (Part 2)
03/08/2016: What Is “Supported Employment?”
03/01/2016: How Does This “Work Stuff” Work?
02/16/2016: You Expect Him to Do What?
01/26/2016: What is the PIE Conference?
01/19/2016: What is TennesseeWorks?
01/11/2016: What is Disability Day on the Hill?