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Job Seekers

Do you have a family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who is interested in finding employment? Would you like to learn more about the process and resources that can help? Learn more about how we can help support you below! 

Who?

To participate you must:
  • Be at least 18 and live in Tennessee
  • Have a family member with an intellectual disability and/or autism who has already exited high school (or will graduate May 2023)
  • What?

  • Attend a “short course” (4 sessions) and learn practical steps you can take to connect your family member to paid employment. Whether your family member is interested in part-time, full-time, or self-employment, we will cover it all!
  • Receive a step-by-step resource guide that covers topics like identifying good job matches, applying for positions, locating needed supports, and talking to employers
  • Receive check-ins from the project team every other month as you pursue employment for your family member. Some – but not all – participants will also be matched with informal mentor who helped their family member find paid work
  • Where & When?

    Virtual sessions will be offered in Fall 2022 and early 2023. See below for fall session options. September dates start the week of 9/5. October dates start the week of 10/10. All times listed are Central Time
  • Tuesdays from 5:00 – 6:15 pm
  • Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Why?

  • Receive support and guidance as you help connect your family member to paid employment
  • Connect with other families just starting the employment process 
  • Receive $250 for completing the short course and all project measures