Transition to Adulthood Services
Other TN Transition Resources
Transition Tennessee (www.transitiontn.org) is a free professional development and learning portal for educators and also families that brings together resources for promoting successful transitions for students with disabilities.
Inclusive Higher Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Tennessee has six inclusive higher education programs on college campuses for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These non-degree programs teach employment and independent living skills. Students take college courses, have internships and jobs, and build relationships with their peers. Visit the TN Inclusive Higher Education Alliance website for more information or watch this video created by the Council.
The Tennessee Works Partnership connects employment efforts across the state among the various state agencies, universities, service providers, community organizations, families and self-advocates working to advance employment for people with disabilities. The Tennessee Works website at www.tennesseeworks.org has a variety of resources and information for job seekers with disabilities, families, educators, employers, disability professionals and more.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a statewide multilingual information and referral service for disability resources operated by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and created by the Council in 1997. Information is available via a phone helpline, as well as an online searchable database containing over 2,200 agencies. Pathfinder’s Multicultural Outreach and Camino Seguro programs are equipped to help members of the multicultural, refugee and immigrant communities find needed disability services and supports.
kidcentraltn.com is a one-stop resource for Tennessee families to raise healthy and happy kids. Families using kidcentral tn can learn about and locate helpful programs, read about popular parenting topics, and even track important milestones. kidcentraltn.com features a comprehensive directory of state-operated and state-funded services for children and families.