The UPEP Program provides participants with individual career plans, interviewing and job search training, academic and career coaching, internship placement assistance and persistence scholarships. If you are interested in applying, go to the link below.
Mission Statement: Sunrise is committed to ensuring that individualized supports and services are designed and provided to build on people's strengths, interests and needs. As a recognized leader in its field of endeavors, Sunrise also assists people with disabilities in becoming full participants in community life by means of advocacy and community education directed toward communities of acceptance. Sunrise provides the highest quality of assistance in the most cost-effective manner to people
Breakthrough Corporation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located in Knox County, was created by parents. The mission of Breakthrough is to provide services that enable adults with autism to lead purposeful lives. Breakthrough Corporation provides a range of tailored services necessary for adults with autism and their families and serves as a resource to the broader community. Located in the Greater Knoxville area, Breakthrough offers a variety of high quality and efficient housing, traini
Mission: Sertoma’s Mission is to provide the programs and services to empower adults with intellectual disabilities to achieve their fullest potential. Programs: Vocational services, Community based services, Residential services, Recreational therapy, Case Management,Medical case management, and Scholarships.
The Helen Ross McNabb Center's supported employment program utilizes an evidence-based practice known as Individual Placement and Support (IPS), which was developed through the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Institute. The purpose of the program is to promote recovery from serious mental illness through work. IPS services include assessment, engagement, job placement, job coaching, and follow along supports. All clients are referred to an external provider for benefits counseling.
The mission of Goodwill Industries-Knoxville is to provide vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. Programs Offered: Back on Track, Certified Nurse Assistant Training, Customer Service Training,Self-Paced Applications in the Computer Environment, Job Placement Services,Supported Employment,Transition Services,Pre-Employment Transition Services,Vocational Evaluation,Work Adjustment, and Work Keys Services.
Disability Services Office for The City of Knoxville
(Community Development Dept.)
Stephanie Brewer Cook
(865) 215-2034 Voice
(865) 215-4581 TTY
Learn about the services available for Knoxvillians with disabilities, the rights and responsibilities of persons with a disability
under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how they can expect to interact or participate in programs and processes of the City of Knoxville. General information about the ADA and the Mayor's Council on Disability Issues (CODI) is also available. Accommodations such as interpreters for the Deaf, large print or Brailed documents for people who are blind or have low vision, and information on CD or via email are available for anyone who may need an accommodation in order to communicate with City personnel or individual departments. These are provided free of charge, but 72 hours' notice is needed.