Social Networking and Community Building

Students need to practice social skills and build a community support system. These resources will help families learn how they can help their children become more involved in the community.

Skills For Independent Living: Parents Help Build Social Skills

Provides explanations of seven tools parents can use to help their youth practice and improve social skills.

Friends Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members

Provides information on helping people with disabilities increase community membership and belonging, including promoting relationships with community members. It is written for agency staff but can be used by anyone such as individuals receiving services, families, and support coordinators, etc.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: Supporting Your Child At Home and In the Community

Addresses how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be used to teach and encourage appropriate behaviors at home and in the community.

DIDD Community Services

Provides links to all of DIDD’s community programs.

Independent Living Research Utilization

Provides contact info for all of Tennessee’s Centers for Independent Living. These centers provide information and referral, peer support, advocacy, skills training, transition services, employment readiness, benefits counseling, ADA consultations, and Braille transcription to people with disabilities.