Inclusion Resources

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INCLUSION RESOURCES

Our Inclusion Workshops are designed to celebrate our differences and teach how to create a workplace environment that places value on treating all employees as individuals, fairly and without bias.

Each workshop is designed to help employers identify programming and training to access talent by identifying model Williamson County and Middle Tennessee companies who have robust inclusion programs.

This event is a free event to all our Williamson County and regional partners, so please come and bring a colleague.

Explore the menu on the left for valuable resources as featured at each of our Inclusion Workshops.


Disability Resource Partners in Williamson County

The Arc Williamson County

Founded in 1957, The Arc Williamson County empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime through advocacy, research, education and quality of life services.

Contact:

129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite 151
Franklin, TN 37064
615.790.5815

www.thearcwc.org

Best Buddies Tennessee

Best Buddies Tennessee offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting nearly 42,750 individuals with and without disabilities in Tennessee.

Contact:

Best Buddies Tennessee
116 Wilson Pike Circle
Suite 201
Brentwood, TN 37207
615.891.2046

https://www.bestbuddies.org/tennessee/


BrightStone, Inc.

BrightStone expands the potential of adults with special needs by providing opportunities and solutions that enrich their lives.

Mission:

To provide a comprehensive work, social support, and future residential community for adults with special needs, expanding their potential and helping them develop mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

BrightStone gives each adult a reason to get up in the morning and something of value to do.

Contact:

BrightStone, Inc.
P.O. Box 682966
Franklin, TN 37068
615.790.4888

http://brightstone.org/

High Hopes, Inc.

High Hopes is the marriage of an Inclusive Preschool and a Pediatric Therapy Clinic at one location that makes High Hopes Development Center truly unique and tremendously effective.  High Hopes is the only organization to incorporate this unique model in Williamson County and is one of few like it in the nation.

We are a collection of experienced, driven individuals, working together to offer High Hopes to the families and children of our community.

Contact:

Gail Powell
Executive Director

301 High Hopes Court
Franklin, TN 37064
615.550.1436
gpowell@highhopesforkids.org

https://www.highhopesforkids.org/

Saddle UP!

Saddle Up! is the place where all children are equal in the saddle. It’s Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest riding center offering equine-based programs exclusively for children with disabilities. Come learn more about our programs, our highly trained people, and how riding and interaction with horses can make an incredible difference in the life of a child who faces lots of challenges.

Contact:

1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069
615.794.1150

 

Ventures

Ventures is a collaboration among agencies addressing the needs of adolescents and young adults with disabilities in Williamson County.

Contact:

www.thearcwc.org/ventures  

Waves, Inc.

Mission:

Empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to progress toward their full potential.

Contact:

Emily Layton
Development and Community Relations Manager

145 Southeast Parkway, Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37064
615.794.7955
Elayton@wavesinc.com

https://wavesinc.com

YMCA Middle Tennessee

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Contact:

Brentwood Family YMCA
8207 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
615.373.9622

Franklin Family YMCA
501 S. Royal Oaks Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37064
615.591.0322

Maryland Farms YMCA
5101 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
615.373.2900

www.ymcamidtn.org

Generational Diversity in the Workforce Resources

Jessica Stollings

Jessica is a national speaker, author, and the Founder and President of ReGenerations, an organization that unites generations to build a better future. Her passion (besides coffee and dark chocolate) is making sure there is clear understanding and communication between the newest batch of high school and college students and the generation of parents and grandparents already in the office. Leaders across the country have built solutions around her ideas.

Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

TIPS FROM JESSICA:

Aerial Ellis

Aerial is a strategist and storyteller who became a sought-after thought leader for her ability to help organizations transform culture, improve diversity enhance communication, navigate change, build community, and drive innovation. She currently serves as a professor at Lipscomb University in the Department of Communication and Journalism where she teaches courses in leadership, organizational communication, public relations and cross-cultural communication – each intertwined with a component of faith.

Connect with Aerial on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter and learn more about here at www.aerialellis.com

TIPS FROM AERIAL:

Minority Inclusion resources coming soon.

Veterans in the Workplace resources coming soon.

Inclusion Workshop 1: The Benefits of Disability in the Workplace

January 29, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Inclusion Workshop 2: Embracing Generational Diversity

April 10, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Inclusion Workshop 3: Minority Inclusion: Do I Belong Here?

August 22, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Inclusion Workshop 4: Supporting Veterans in the Workplace

October 29, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

To register for the next Inclusion Workshop head to our Events Calendar here!