TENNESSEE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities is an independent office in state government funded through the federal Developmental Disabilities Act. The Council works to ensure that Tennesseans with developmental disabilities are independent, productive, and included in their communities. The Council provides the state with a central point of expertise on disability data in Tennessee and nationally, current service system trends and most promising practices. An important role of the Council is facilitating public and private partnerships, and working across state agencies to find ways to link programs and services that support individuals with developmental disabilities in more efficient and effective ways.