TennesseeWorks Partnership: Changing the Employment Landscape

The Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental
Disabilities and 28 agencies and organizations will develop a vibrant collaborative
across the state to increase the number of young people accessing competitive
employment prior to leaving high school; increase the capacity and commitment
among families and practitioners to support competitive employment and career
development; raise expectations among youth, families, educators and providers;
reallocate resources and funding streams toward competitive employment; and
increase the number of families and educators accessing professional development,
resources, and supports addressing competitive employment.

Website: www.tennesseeworks.org


Erik Carter, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
Vanderbilt Peabody College
230 Appleton Place, PMB 40
Nashville, TN 37203

Elise McMillan,JD,Co-Director
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Director of Community Outreach
Senior Associate in VUMC Department of Psychiatry
Peabody Box 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Erik Carter’s Presentation: Predictors of Post-School Outcomes
Expect Employment
What Matters Most: Research on Elevating Parent Expectations
What Matters Most to Tennessee Families
Employment First Strategic Plan 2015-2017
Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities
Interagency Agreement Among Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Department  of Children’s Services, Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Health Care Finance and Administration, Bureau of TennCare, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental  Disabilities, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Human Services, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Tennessee Department of Correction


What is TennesseeWorks
What Makes Me a Good Athlete Makes Me a Good Employee
What Makes Me a Good Student Makes Me a Good Employee
What Makes Me a Good Friend Makes Me a Good Employee
I Want to Be Video Series 1
I Want to Be Video Series 2
I Want to Be Video Series 3
Community Conversation Promotional Video 
Community Conversation Training Video
Randy Lewis Interview: The Business Case
Nashville Mayor Interview: Employment in Music City
Teacher Tips
Matthew Drumwright Success Story
Tyler Success Story: Teaching Independence
Mr. D Success Story: Raising the Bar Higher 
Bateman Senior Meals Success Story: Partnering for Success 
Southern Hills Success Story: A Model for Work-Based Learning 
The Wilson Family Success Story: Holding High Expectations
Our Thrift Store: Matching the Right Person to the Right Job 
Work Works



Model Elements