For Employers

Barton Lab Dignity and Disability

In the Barton Lab Dignity and Disability section you will find resources related to treating children with disabilities with the respect and dignity they deserve. The series provides recommendations for practitioners who work with young children with disabilities to support these children in a way that will set them up to thrive.

Disability Rights Tennessee

Resource list for employers and employees provided by Disability Rights TN

Employing Individuals with Down syndrome

This guide is intended to educate employers on hiring people with Down syndrome by highlighting benefits, suggesting tips for success, identifying some challenges, sharing success stories and providing resources

Employment First

TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities resources to create an inclusive workplace culture that benefits all employees and contributes to overall success.

NDSS #DSWorks®

A new employment initiative whose goal is to encourage corporations and businesses to invest in hiring people with Down syndrome and increase the number of opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome working in meaningful and competitive employment settings.

Tax credits for Hiring individuals with disabilities

The Tennessee Jobs Tax Credit for Hiring Persons With Disabilities is a one-time tax credit available to qualified employers who establish either full-time or part-time job(s) for persons with disabilities who are receiving state services directly related to such disability.