Seating & Positioning Clinics

DIDD operates three seating and positioning clinics in Tennessee, located in Arlington, Nashville, and Greeneville.  Mobile on-site services are available in east and west Tennessee.  Physical and occupational therapists with specialized expertise in evaluating complex seating and positioning needs provide comprehensive evaluations and support to prioritize needs.  Each clinic has an associated manufacturing shop where staff with extensive experience in the areas of construction, carpentry, upholstering, and electronics, fabricate equipment to meet individualized needs.  For more information and to learn about the benefits of seating and positioning, download our brochure.

  • Evaluation and simulation of seating and alternate positioning needs
  • Modifications to current systems
  • Custom manufacturing of molded seating systems
  • Design and manufacturing of alternate positioning equipment
  • Customization of commercial adaptive equipment
  • Power wheelchair assessment, trial and training
  • Integration of augmentative alternative communication (AAC) systems with seating and positioning
  • Continuing education and training 

Referrals: 

The following forms are required for new referrals to any of the Seating and Positioning Clinics. Please contact the clinic with any questions. Thank you!

Referrals for an evaluation:

Overview of Intake Forms
Consent for Seating and Positioning Services form
New Patient Intake and Medical History form
Seating and Positioning Physician Referral form

Referrals for a repair of equipment fabricated by the Seating and Positioning Clinic:

When a wheelchair needs repairs (frame, headrest, brakes, wheels, etc.), a durable medical equipment (DME) vendor needs to be contacted, since the DME vendor can bill an individual’s insurance for the parts and labor (DIDD cannot bill for parts and labor). For the most part, any DME in the network for the individual’s insurance can be contacted for repairs. If problems are encountered that are difficult to resolve, individuals can contact the clinic for guidance.
When a piece of equipment is delivered through our clinic, we issue a competency form that explains how to help a person into the equipment, how to clean it and who to contact for repairs.  Please review this form and maintain it for reference.
When components of the wheelchair or alternative positioning equipment manufactured by DIDD are in need of repair, the following form should be completed and sent to the clinic.

Repair Referral form

Other Resources:

DIDD Notice of Privacy brochure
The S&P Clinic Complaint Resolution Policy
Authorization For Release of Protected Health Information
Seating & Positioning Clinic - Process Changes

Who is eligible?

The Seating and Positioning Clinics specialize in serving Tennesseans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and others who have complex seating and/or positioning needs.

We take the following insurances:

Medicare, Part B
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee: BlueCare, TennSelect, and CoverKids
Amerigroup
United Health Care/Optum
TriCare, Standard only

Please contact your nearest clinic if you have questions about specific insurance plan coverage.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00a to 4:30p (local time).
Please note that we observe all state holidays.

West TN Seating and Positioning Clinic
WTRC.Seating.Positioning@tn.gov​
901-745-7509

Middle TN Seating and Positioning Clinic 
MTRC.Referrals@tn.gov​
615-231-5147

East TN Seating and Positioning Clinic
ETRC.Referrals@tn.gov
423-787-6689