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Employment and Transition

Projects and Initiatives

The Council has been a leader in a number of projects and initiatives that aim to help individuals with developmental disabilities with getting, maintaining, or advancing in paid employment, including supported employment or self-employment, in integrated settings in a community. Many initiatives have focused on building partnerships with other state agencies and community partners who work in the field of promoting employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Other projects have helped youth transitioning from high school into adulthood get internships to learn employment skills and help individuals with disabilities launch their own businesses.

Want to learn more about employment for people with disabilities and public policy? Read this helpful plain language guide, "Disability Employment Policy 101" by leading self-advocate Nicole LeBlanc.

Read more about our Council's work to promote employment opportunities for Tennesseans with disabilities in the links below.