State Resources-Tennessee

The resources listed below provide information and referral or direct services to deaf and hard of hearing children.  They will be able to answer your questions about deafness and related information, or refer you to the most appropriate organizations and services in your area.  This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point to help you identify the different types of services available statewide.  The State Office of Special Education provides information about local elementary and secondary programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.

STATE SCHOOLS
Tennessee School for the Deaf
2725 Island Home Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37920
TTY/V: 865-579-2500
FAX: 865-579-2484
Website: http://tsdeaf.org/

West Tennessee School for the Deaf
100 Berryhill Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
TTY/V: 731-423-5705
FAX: 731-423-6470
Website: http://wtsd.tn.org

DEAF-BLIND SERVICES
Helen Keller National Center, Region 4
1003 Virginia Avenue, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30354
TTY: 404-766-2820
V: 404-766-9625
FAX: 404-766-3447
Website: http://www.HKNC.org

STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Tennessee Department of Education
Division of Special Education
Andrew Johnson Tower, 7th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37242
V: 615-741-2851
Toll Free: 1-888-212-3162
FAX: 615-532-9412
Website: State Office of Special Education

STATE OFFICE ON DEAFNESS
Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor
Nashville, TN 37248-6000
V: 615-313-4918
TTY: 1-800-270-1349 (in TN)
FAX: 615-532-4685
Website: http://www.state.tn.us/humanserv/rehab/cc6.html

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Tennessee Department of Human Services
400 Deaderick Street, 15th Floor
Nashville, TN 37248-0001
V: 615-313-4700
FAX: 615-741-4165
Website: TN Vocational Rehabilitation

RESOURCE AND SERVICE CENTER ON DEAFNESS
Gallaudet University Regional Center
JoAnn Benfield, Director
Austin Community College
Website: http://www.gallaudet.edu/office-of-national-outreach/regional-centers/south

POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS
Chattanooga State Tech Community College
Disabilities Support Services
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406-1097
TTY/V: 423-697-4452
FAX: 423-697-2693
Website: http://www.chattanoogastate.edu

University of Tennessee
Center on Deafness
Clayton Complex A239
1126 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996-3442
TTY/V: 865-974-0607
FAX: 865-974-3522
Website: http://centerondeafness.utk.edu/

 

Last revised March 2017

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