Supported Employment Works!

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (TDHS), and the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) was proud to present the 2020 Statewide Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Conference: Wellness Through Employment to a virtual audience in… Read more Supported Employment Works!

Expect Employment 2020

In case you missed it, the Tennessee Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) presented the Expect Employment 2020 Report to Governor Lee earlier this month.  Although the present was different this year, the report highlights the work and collaborative effort of many organizations, especially members of the Employment First Taskforce.  To see full report,… Read more Expect Employment 2020

Call Pathfinder: How can my cousin who has a disability and no diploma find a job?

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Caller:  Hi. My cousin dropped out of high school, and he’s done some work – a bunch of odd jobs – since. But he has not found anything that is full-time, with livable wages and/or benefits, or that offers opportunities for growth. He has a disability, and I think the behavior problems he had in… Read more Call Pathfinder: How can my cousin who has a disability and no diploma find a job?

Employment Resources

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TennesseeWorks is a website to find comprehensive information, trainings, videos, success stories, and many other resources to equip, inform, and inspire your work. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR) provides a variety of individualized services to persons with disabilities in preparation for their employment in the competitive labor market. Tennessee Disability Coalition and Empower Tennessee operate… Read more Employment Resources

Welcome to Pathfinder’s Newest Team Member!

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We are pleased to welcome Martha Lopez to the Pathfinder team as a Bilingual Information & Referral Coordinator. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has been a strong advocate for the Multicultural community, especially Hispanic. Her 16 years of experience have been focused on creating awareness and education to promote diversity with positive outcomes for… Read more Welcome to Pathfinder’s Newest Team Member!

Upcoming Webinars

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Thursday, November 12th: Pathfinder Webinar:  “Navigating the Pathfinder to Financial Assistance Resources” Saturday, December 12th: Pathfinder’s Parent Educational Workshop (Spanish): “Preparing for the Unexpected Before It Happens” / “Preparándonos para lo Inesperado Antes de que Ocurra” – Click here to join the actual meeting

Seeking Feedback

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SABE GoVoter Project:  This survey collects the personal experiences of voters with disabilities for the 2020 Election.  Go to to learn more or click the appropriate language to take the survey in English or Spanish.  Employment & Community First (ECF) CHOICES “Group 4”:  Tennessee Disability Coalition is seeking feedback from families about using the program to… Read more Seeking Feedback