44.3. State Disability Resources
Division of Rehabilitation Services
The Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation Services helps persons with disabilities become self-sufficient, gain employment, or receive timely and accurate decisions on their applications for disability benefits.
PASS User's Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Assist Individuals in Self-Direction
Contact: Sharon Finney
The Tennessee Personal Assistance Supports and Services program developed this comprehensive guide to assist individuals in self-direction. The guide provides people with disabilities the information and tools needed to hire and manage a Personal Assistant. The guide discusses the differences between hiring individually or through an agency, how to process a self-assessment, offers job descriptions and performance expectations, and other checklists.
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
Phone: (615) 741-2056
Protects the rights, meets the needs, and preserves the dign Tennesseans and adults with disabilities needing home and community services through visible and effective advocacy, leadership, and stewardship.
Tennessee Technology Access Project
Phone: (800) 732-5059
The Tennessee Technology Access Project (TTAP) provides Tennesseans who have disabilities with comprehensive information related to assistive technology including: Resources for Assistive Technology, Devices and Services, Information About the Funding of Devices and Services, Resources for Advocacy Services, Statewide Systems Change Initiatives/Activities, Assistive Technology Centers.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (615) 313-4891
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood.