Please take part in an important study being carried out by our colleagues at Vanderbilt University focused on Tennessee businesses. Specifically, they want to better understand factors employers consider related to hiring a person with an intellectual disability*, including potential hesitations and anticipated benefits.

This survey can be completed anonymously by anyone in your business or organization involved in hiring. Their goal is to hear from businesses in every county and community across the state of Tennessee. I am hoping we will have high participation among our Chamber members all across the state! We need strong involvement to ensure our findings represent all Tennessee businesses.

No one will be approaching you to hire someone or asking you to attend events or trainings. To thank you for your time, you will receive a free comprehensive resource related to the employment of persons with disabilities. You can also be entered into a drawing for one of fifty $20 gift cards.

There are no right or wrong answers. Your honest responses are appreciated.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Dr. Brian Valentini at