Tennessee Rehabilitation Center

The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) in Smyrna is a state-operated training center that provides career and technical education to prepare individuals with disabilities for greater independence and competitive integrated employment in their local communities. In addition to comprehensive vocational evaluation, TRC-Smyrna provides vocational skills training in several Areas of Study and offers additional enhancement courses as needed to support individual students’ educational goals.

Disability Rights Tennessee Employment Resources

Resource list for employers and employees provided by Disability Rights TN


The ECF CHOICES program launched in July 2016 with the goal of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work and to live as independently as possible. In its first year, the program enrolled 1,500 people. In 2018, the program is slated to expand and enroll up to 2,700 members.

Employer Toolkit

Even with a well-paying job, employees who have a disability, or employees who support family members who have a disability, often face significant costs to maintain health, independence and quality of life. ABLE accounts are key to “Achieving a Better Life Experience” for your employees with disabilities and their families. An ABLE account can be used to support your employees’ ability to work and to increase their productivity, which results in a diverse, valued and productive workforce. The ABLE Employer Toolkit can help you understand and integrate ABLE into your employee benefits program to support their success in work and life.

Job Wise Nashville

JobWise has been partnering with Vocational Rehabilitation Services for over 14 years assisting people with disabilities find meaningful competitive employment in the community.

Possibility Place

Possibility Place will strive to provide job training and volunteer skills where the participant can contribute to society and find personal fulfillment, training for independent living skills, opportunities for further learning of basic reading, math, and computer skills, training for a lifetime of healthy lifestyle habits including recreation, exercise, and healthy choices, opportunities to build friendships and learn strong social skills, and opportunities for the participants to grow mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH provides individuals living with disabilities with tuition free job training and educational, developmental, and employment opportunities within Vanderbilt. The goal of Project SEARCH is to fill a business need with qualified individuals living with developmental disabilities. W

Transition Tennessee

Tennessee’s online home for training and resources on preparing students with disabilities for life after high school. Consider this the “blueprint” to building a comprehensive transition program for your students. Learn about the best practices and practical strategies for special educators, families, and other transition team members as you fill your toolbox with key tools for success.

Tennessee Works

Elevating employment outcomes for people with disabilities.