Tennessee Disability Pathfinder for Families Seeking Disability Resources
Many Tennessee agencies provide disability information and referral services. The Council on Developmental Disabilities worked with the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development at Vanderbilt University to create an internet community for families seeking disability resources. A few clicks on the free website http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/tnpathfinder/ can locate disability information in each Tennessee county and explore Tennessee’s many organizations offering essential services, information and networking opportunities. In addition, information and referral services are available in English and in Spanish from the Tennessee Disability Information and Referral Office by calling toll-free l-800-640-INFO (4636).
State Agencies Providing Services to People with Disabilities
Although TDMHSAS has the responsibility for playing a leadership role in the development of services for people with developmental disabilities, many other state agencies play important roles in meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities.