Tennessee Disability Pathfinder offers a growing library of disability resources available at TNPathfinder.org. In addition to the growing directory of resources on Pathfinder’s website, here are some we’re highlighting this month
With Tennessee celebrating ten years of Employment First, we wanted to take a look at how it’s all going. Tennessee’s “Close the Gap” infographic from the last E1st Task Force report: Members of the Employment Roundtable, TennesseeWorks Partnership, and Employment First Task Force collaborated to identify a statewide employment goal.
With the employment gap decreasing by 5.2% between 2017 and 2020, we think it safe to say we are definitely making strides in closing the employment gap between persons with disabilities and those without. Click here to access the infographic and feel free to share as you celebrate 10 years of Employment First!
If you need help finding any resources, feel free to call Pathfinder at (800) 640-4636 or search our website at TNPathfinder.org
Researchers at Vanderbilt University are seeking adult siblings of individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to participate in a survey, as well as an optional interview, about their life experiences, sibling(s) and coping mechanisms. The study consists of completing an online survey that can be completed via any electronic device at any time from anywhere. It should take participants approximately 20-30 minutes max to complete. This study will end on January 31, 2024. Here is the link to access the survey: https://redcap.link/sibexperiences
Fun, Inclusive Halloween Ideas
Looking for ideas on how to make Halloween fun and inclusive. Easterseals has some got ideas from experts in the Autism Spectrum Disorder field. These ideas are nice for children with sensory issues…or just issues with Halloween.
Upcoming Holiday Resource
THE SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE APPLICATION
FOR CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE
The holidays are fastly approaching. For some this is a time of excitement where families are able to provide gifts that bring lots of joy to the household. For others this is a time of stress and anxiety as they are not able to provide toys for their children and gifts for loved ones. We believe every child deserves to experience the joy of the holiday season. So we’re sharing the information for the Salvation Army Angel Tree.
Angel Tree applications are open for a limited amount of families during the month of October. So if you are in need of a little help to bring some yuletide to your household, don’t hesitate in signing your family up to receive these free gifts.
Check your local area Salvation Army for details. Requirements for each area are different.
If you are looking to adopt an angel and provide a gift(s) for a child or family, the process begins on November 4, 2023. Check your local Salvation Army for details.