Come join us for the 5th Annual Ride Out for Autism.  
Saturday, May 13th 
Only $20 to ride includes lunch.

Click the flyer for all information.

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Our 8th year of camp at Zoo Knoxville.

Camp activities include animal interactions, excursions through the zoo and trips behind-the-scenes to learn how we care for zoo animals. 

ODTN and Zoo Knoxville has partnered to bring camp for kids with all abilities.  Your camper can bring a peer buddy for free and if you don't have one we will find a buddy for you.  Camp activities include animal interactions, excursions through the zoo and trips behind-the-scenes to learn how we care for zoo animals.  Registration for all camps opens for Zoo Knoxville annual pass holders and Circle of Friends members on February 1 and opens to everyone on March 1, 2017. 

I nformation for Connects camp, click here.

STEP Training
STEP works to improve the lives of families of children with disabilities by guiding them through challenges they face accessing education and community programs.

Helping Hands Ministry
First Baptist Concord is honored to worship, fellowship and serve with those who have special needs! Our Special Needs Ministries enable us to build meaningful and fruitful relationships with people who have unique walks with Christ because of the physical and intellectual challenges they face.

Sunshine Ambassadors is happy to announce that classes have started back up for 2017!!  Local areas including, Knoxville-  Powell, Fountain City, and Farragut locations; Maryville, Morristown, Dandridge, and Lafollette. :)  We are very excited to get back to dancing in 2017 and would love to have your family come and check out a class.  We would love to welcome new dancers, volunteers, or instructors!!!

Summer Program for the Arc-Anderson County.

This is an overview, but we have some amazing plans for this year. POP Arts will be returning and we have a volunteer to come and work with clay. Last summer was better than I could have hoped for- this year will be even better. Let's share this good news! Thanks in advance for what you do for The Arc and our participants.

Click download button for full list of activities. 


Store motto "everybody can do something" We team members at Menchie's up with shift leaders who have the heart to help the team members "with differences" to be successful at their job.   We let them know from the beginning that this is a real job with real responsibilities that results in a real paycheck!

If you think Menchie's is the right place for you or child to work stop by the store for more information. 

234 Brookview Centre way
Knoxville, TN 

AfterStarsAfter School & AfterStars4Teens

The AfterStars Programs are specifically designed for children, teens, and young adults (through age 22 or senior year of high school) with intellectual disAbilities and/or autism.

Summer program will be available, for more information click here