DIDD Launches State Employment Mentorship Program

Tennessee

~~‘The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) launched a new mentorship program today, designed to leverage in-state employment expertise to increase competitive, integrated employment opportunities in Tennessee for years to come.

The focus of the Tennessee Employment First Leadership Initiative (TEFLI) is to provide consultation and mentoring to intellectual and developmental disability providers around the state as they transition people with disabilities from sheltered workshops to competitive integrated employment opportunities in the community. Persons who work at sheltered workshops typically make subminimum wage, as opposed to earning minimum wage or higher in community employment.’

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics: 
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
Date Enacted: 
08/02/2018
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