Information and Referral

We provide people with disabilities, family members, businesses, professionals and the general public with information about resources, accessibility, accommodations, rights, and referrals to resources.

Independent Living Skills Training

People with disabilities are assisted in the development of skills and knowledge that encourage independence. We provide individual instruction and workshops based on our needs assessments.

Individual Advocacy Services

This service assists people with disabilities to become self-advocates by actively participating in the process to support one's rights, or in obtaining services needed for independence.

Systems Advocacy

This service assists individuals to create reforms at the local, state, and national levels. Our agency advocates for changes in the system that will increase equality and inclusion for the disability community.

Peer Support

Peer support services are offered to people with disabilities by people with disabilities. Peers provide information, share their personal experience, listen, and help others to solve problems via telephone, e-mail, internet, support groups, educational and recreational activities.


Transition services refer to moving individuals from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community based residences. Assistance is provided to those who are at risk of being placed into an institutional setting. It also refers to transitioning young adults from attending school to living life in the world and gaining employment.

Legal Services

Limited legal assistance is provided under the direction of a supervising attorney.

Personal Attendant Services

Through our personal care attendant program, we assist individuals with disabilities to obtain and/or maintain residence in the community rather than in nursing homes.

Ramps and Rails

Ramps and limited home modifications are provided through available grants and fundraising activities.

Employment Services

Assistance is available to individuals seeking to obtain employment.

Through a contract with TN Rehabilitation Services, we provide Supported Employment, Job Placement services and Computer Training Skills.


Spirit of ADA Awards Celebration
Disability Mentoring Day
Xtreme Challenge

Additional Services

  • ADA Surveys
  • Active and Able
  • Access Knoxville Restaurant Survey
  • Ashley Nicole Dream Playground
  • Braille Services
  • Disability Awareness Trainings
  • Newsletters

Funded by:

  • U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • Tennessee Rehabilitation Services
  • Community Shares
  • City of Knoxville
  • Donations and fundraising activities

If you would like to make a donation or volunteer, please contact us at the
disABILITY Resource Center.