AIDD Partnerships in Employment


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

TennesseeWorks Partnership: Changing the Employment Landscape
“The Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental
Disabilities and 28 agencies and organizations will develop a vibrant collaborative
across the state to increase the number of young people accessing competitive
employment prior to leaving high school; increase the capacity and commitment
among families and practitioners to support competitive employment and career
development; raise expectations among youth, families, educators and providers;
reallocate resources and funding streams toward competitive employment; and
increase the number of families and educators accessing professional development,
resources, and supports addressing competitive employment.”

  • 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
  • Council on Developmental Disabilities, Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center