Tennessee Works


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“We’re transforming the employment landscape for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the state. Meaningful work. Real pay. Opportunities for every Tennessean with a disability.”
“Our partnership is focused on helping: Self-Advocates to aspire toward competitive work; Employers to recognize the contributions people with disabilities can make in the workplace; Educators to prepare young people with disabilities with strong skills and opportunities; Families to communicate high expectations from an early age; and State Systems and Disability Agencies to support real work for real pay.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships