Rehabilitation & Independent Living Services

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JCIL Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
23 Federal Drive
Jackson , TN 38305
United States

Provides interpreter services, technical assistance, referral service, workshops, and sign language classes. Emergency interpreting services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by calling 1-888-877-8830 pager # 2858 (voice only). Serves 22 counties in West Tennessee, including: Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry, Dyer, Gibson, Carroll, Benton, Humphreys, Crockett, Madison, Henderson, Decatur, Perry, Hickman, Lewis, Chester, Hareman, McNairy, Hardin, Wayne, Lawrence. 

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TN
United States

The Tennessee Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation Services recognizes the unique needs of individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. In 2005, the division established a new unit to provide specialized vocational rehabilitation services to eligible clients who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing. Thirteen (13) Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, who are specially trained to work and communicate with persons who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing, provide services that enable their clients to enter, retain, or return to competitive employment.

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United States

The Link, a nonprofit Christian agency, strives to empower Deaf teens and young adults to transition from surviving and coping to living the abundant life accessible to them. This program provides Deaf teens and young adults with the opportunity to restore the missing foundational and fundamental skills necessary for healthy living. This will be accomplished through interagency collaboration and circle of support networks with a multi-component model of real life experiences.

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1 Commerce Square, 40 South Main Street 10th Floor, Suite 1000
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

*Refer to Statewide Services: Rehabilitation Services, Administrative Office for description.

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611 North Fifth Street
Nashville, TN 37207
United States

Our mission is to build better Tennessee communities by providing diverse cultural visual/performing arts, education, and quality speechlanguage- hearing services to underserved, under-represented, underinsured, and/or un-insured infants, children, youth, adults, and/or seniors without discrimination.

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1618 Railroad Avenue
Shelbyville, TN 37160
United States

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood. The VR program offers numerous services to eligible clients. An individual with a disability may apply directly to Vocational Rehabilitation or may be referred by another individual or agency.

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520 W. Summit Hill Dr. Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States

Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing helps participants prepare for employment which can lead to meaningful and satisfying careers. Employment services are available upon completion of your program to assist job seekers with job search and readiness skills training, job placement, employer incentives, workplace supports and follow along services. An individual with a disability may apply directly to Vocational Rehabilitation or may be referred by another individual or agency.

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P.O. Box 92125
Nashville, TN 37209
United States

Works with state V.R. agencies, and other interested public, private and educational resources, offering consultation and technical assistance; works with DeafBlind consumers and/or their families to identify and access appropriate services; available for public education through workshops, conferences, literature; maintains confidential National Registry of Persons with Deaf-Blindness. HKNC offers representation in all U.S. states. A comprehensive evaluation and training center is located in New York. Inquiries for further information are encouraged.