The purpose of Independent Living Services is to provide comprehensive services to individuals whose disabilities are so significant that they do not presently have the potential for employment, but may benefit from Vocational Rehabilitation services which will enable them to live and function independently. Services may include transportation, interpreting services for the deaf, reader services, teaching services, orientation and mobility services for the blind, services to family members, job placement services, referral services,telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices, and appropriate preventive services to decrease the need for similar services in the future. The state program also serves elderly blind individuals with innovative methods and approaches to providing independent living services.
Independent Living Centers may offer other services to individuals with significant disabilities. Services may include counseling and referral; independent living skills; housing, recreation and transportation referral; health maintenance programs, and education and training necessary for living in the community and participating in community activities. Centers are located in Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville, Jackson, Knoxville, and Johnson City.
Contact Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Citizens Plaza State Office Building
2nd Floor, 400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
Telephone: (615) 313-4891
TTY: (615) 313-5695
TTY: (Long Distance): 1-800-270-1349
Fax: (615) 741-6508