The Compass: Holiday Resources Special Edition

Image with light gray background with a leaves border. To the right of the image is the back of a red truck with fall harvest items in the bed of the truck. "TNP" is in green letters on the license plate. Text on the image: "THE COMPASS HOLIDAY RESOURCES SPECIAL EDITION NOVEMBER 2022." On the bottom right of image is a gray plate with a white pumpkin, yellow flowers and orange leaves. Text on the pumpkin says, "YOUR GUIDE ON THE PATH TO COMMUNITY SERVICES." Pathfinder's branded graphic is to the right of the word "the" and above the word "compass."

November begins the fall and winter holiday celebrations, and holidays can be so much fun for you and your loved ones.  There’s lots of traveling, eating, and shopping to be done. The holidays bring a sense of warmth and hearty laughter amongst family and friends. Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping, and Friendsgivings bring lasting memories and… Read more The Compass: Holiday Resources Special Edition

The Call: Answering the “How?” Question – An Insider’s View to a Resource: Pathfinder’s Information & Referral Program

A purple and orange four-squared image with four women. Top two squares are of Linda Brown (l) and Karen Mevis (r) with text "INFORMATION & REFERRAL," at the top right of their squares and "I & R COORDINATOR" at the bottom left of both squares. Bottom squares are of Andrea Castillo (l) and Jennifer Padron (r). Text on both orange squares: "MULTICULTURAL SERVICES," on the top right and "MS COORDINATOR," on the bottom left of both squares. Pathfinder's branded graphic is center of the image.

November begins the busy holiday season and planning for the holidays.  Whether it’s medicines or devices for travel, childcare or assisted care during work breaks, or having equal access to travel attractions, people are often in dire need of assistance during the holidays thus prompting searches for resources that may help. This is where the… Read more The Call: Answering the “How?” Question – An Insider’s View to a Resource: Pathfinder’s Information & Referral Program

Innovating to Bridge the Neurodiversity Employment Gap

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Each October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month there is a focus in the U.S. to commemorate the impact that people with disabilities make in workplaces.  At The Precisionists, we value the amazing work and contributions our neurodiverse workforce is delivering all year long. Much has changed in the workplace over the past few years… Read more Innovating to Bridge the Neurodiversity Employment Gap

WorkAbleTN: Meet Us Again for the First Time

Image with a man wearing a camouflage outfit and light blue headphones sitting in a wheelchair in front of a white laptop on a brown table. The man is waving at the screen with his left hand and his right hand is on the keys of the laptop. Above his head are 3 white stars and to his left is the WorkAbleTN branded graphic on top of red and gray color blocks. To the left of the image is a yellow color block with orange arrows at the top and red dots at the bottom.

You may recognize WorkAbleTN, by our former name: Benefits to Work. For over 20 years, the Benefits to Work team has shown Tennesseans with disabilities how they can earn more money, take the fear out of the benefits process, and replace that fear with workable solutions. Since 2000, the counselors at Benefits to Work have… Read more WorkAbleTN: Meet Us Again for the First Time

Getting to Work: Tennessee’s Job Access Plan

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The Office of Mobility and Accessible Transportation is a new office in the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), created in March 2020 by the Tennessee Accessible Transportation and Mobility Act.  The mission of the Office is to provide resources and expertise for expanding and improving accessible transportation and mobility across the state.  Accessible public transportation… Read more Getting to Work: Tennessee’s Job Access Plan

Attaining a Career Path: Project SEARCH at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Are you currently seeking employment?  Would you enjoy working for a world-class medical center in a role that directly supports patient care?  Would on-the-job training in real-world work settings help you attain a career and reach your goals? Then, Project SEARCH at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is for you! Project SEARCH at Vanderbilt University Medical… Read more Attaining a Career Path: Project SEARCH at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

In Their Own Words – Perspectives in View: The Tough Road of Disability Employment

My name is Linda Wynkoop. My mom says, “I’m a guerrera.” She’s right, I am a warrior! And I am an advocate for myself, all students, all my colleagues, and for justice. I am also a visually impaired, Latin x female with the genetic visual impaired disease called, Stargardt. Stargardt is a rare genetic eye… Read more In Their Own Words – Perspectives in View: The Tough Road of Disability Employment

Creating Better Access to Resources: Pathfinder publishes new three-year strategic plan and brand media kit during Disability Employment Month

Beginning in May 2022, in advance of a new fiscal (and academic) year, the Pathfinder team embarked on a month-long process to develop the vision and strategies for ensuring the ongoing success and growth of Pathfinder. Pathfinder teamed up with Communications and Strategic Planning Consultant, Kia Jarmon, MEPR Agency, to create a 3-year strategic plan… Read more Creating Better Access to Resources: Pathfinder publishes new three-year strategic plan and brand media kit during Disability Employment Month

Call Pathfinder: Farming on Wheels? Unpacking a Disability Employment Agri-Program

Caller:   My nephew is a veteran who uses a wheelchair for mobility. He came home last year after an injury damaged both of his legs.  My brother is kind of broken-hearted because Phil had studied and planned to take over the farm.  He has a degree in Agribusiness from Middle Tennessee State University, and he… Read more Call Pathfinder: Farming on Wheels? Unpacking a Disability Employment Agri-Program

Events – October 2022

  In October we celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and showcase supportive, inclusive employment resources and organizations. Another important reason to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to shine a light on the importance of equitable practices in the workplace  for people with disabilities whether it be pay, accommodations, health insurance, etc.… Read more Events – October 2022