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Tennessee Employment First Leadership Academy

We are looking for the next generation of leaders!

The Tennessee Employment First Leadership Academy is a 4-day training between September 4 and 8, 2014, created by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities (TCDD). This training prepares people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to advocate for better jobs and services options in Tennessee. We believe that people with disabilities should have real jobs with real pay, just like workers without disabilities.

Training includes:

  • Ways to improve job options for workers with disabilities
  • Ways to work and advocate with employers, the legislature and other groups
  • Finding ways to shift from segregated to integrated work settings
  • Learning about benefits and services offered by Social Security and other programs

The training will take place at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville.  Travel and lodging are fully covered for participants.

Participants must be 18 years of age.

The attached application must be completed in full, and returned by end of day, June 19, 2014.

All other information is available on the attached application.

If you have any questions, contact Ned Andrew Solomon at 615-532-6556, or at

Click here for application.

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