Middle Tennessee Area
“The mission of Autism Tennessee is to enrich the lives and experiences of individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and their surrounding community through support, advocacy, and education.”
Autism Society of East TN
To provide access to educational, social, and supportive services to those affected by autism.
Chattanooga Autism Center
“The Chattanooga Autism Center is a parent and advocate driven non-profit whose mission is to provide support and services to people with autism of all ages and to their families. The Center provides programs for parents, kids, and adults with autism. They list regional autism related resources on their website and take calls and e-mails about autism related questions.”
"We bring together organizations and individuals across the state who care about the Disability Community to work in coalition. Our collective mission is to create a society that values, includes and supports people with disabilities.
"We are families supporting families of children with special healthcare needs, chronic illnesses or disabilities."
The Arc Tennessee empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime.
“The Arc Tennessee offers information and referral, technical assistance, training and individual advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.”
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
The mission of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Its University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) provides services, training, and information dissemination, as well as conducting research. https://vkc.vumc.org/vkc/ucedd
The mission of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders is to improve assessment and treatment services for children with ASD and their families while advancing knowledge and training.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder (“Pathfinder”) provides free information, resources, support, and referrals to Tennesseans with disabilities and their families.