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  • Monday, June 17, 2019 5:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Autism Tennessee would like to announce an exciting career opportunity! Ernst & Young (EY) is currently looking for several candidates for the role of Account Support Associate, for their offices on Music Row.

    Account Support Associate Account Support Associates drive innovation, efficiency and process improvement across EY’s lines of business. Account Support Associates in our Neurodiversity Centers of Excellence provide support in key functional areas including analytics, tracking, process automation and cyber risk identification to help EY teams work more efficiently. They serve a variety of large complex engagements and accounts, so you’ll have an opportunity to apply your skills in diverse ways and in many kinds of businesses. You’ll expand your skill set through ongoing training, so you’ll be constantly challenged and gain valuable experience in high demand functional areas. EY is committed to growth and development for all its professionals and ASAs are no exception. The skills and experience you develop as an ASA can be leveraged throughout EY’s practice areas, so you may qualify for a variety of EY opportunities and career possibilities.
    EY Nashville is in the process of hiring a NCoE Manager to be the point of contact. National EY  contact- Jamell G. Mitchell, MBA. NCoE Operations Leader - Americas ASA. Ernst & Young. Jamell.Mitchell@ey.com Until the local Manager is named, you may communicate with Park Avenue Consulting or Autism Tennessee. 

    What qualifications do I need for this role?

    ● Proficiency with multiple operating systems, experience with coding & vulnerability scanning tools

    ● Strong organizational skills, mathematical abilities and attention to detail

    ● Technical proficiency with advanced Excel functions

    ● Strong abilities to analyze and manipulate data

    ● Ideally, candidates will be proficient, or have a working knowledge of one or more following programming languages – Python, SQL, C, C++, C#, R, SharePoint Design, Alteryx, VBA Power BI, Macros, or HTML

    What do I need to do to apply? What are the deadlines? If you have questions, wish to contact us for services, or to submit an application, please email your professional resume to hayley@parkavenueconsultingllc.com, with “Nashville EY” in the subject line.

    This selection process will move quickly over the summer, as chosen applicants will attend a week-long introductory training with Ernst & Young before beginning this role in August 2019. Interviews will be conducted at the Nashville offices in mid-July, with the intent of hiring up to fifteen promising individuals for this program.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for local professionals to launch their career, receive training and secure employment through the most-recognized of the “Big 4” Professional Services firms in the US - recently ranked #34 of Forbes’ Top 100 Places to Work, this is an excellent place to launch your professional career in Nashville.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity - brought to you by Autism Tennessee, Ernst & Young, and the dedicated consultants at Park Avenue Consulting Services!

    NCoE JD Aug 2018..docx


  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Executive Assistant
    Illuminate Academy

    Reports to

    Founder & Executive Director

    Overview of The Role The Executive Assistant to the Founder and Executive Director is responsible for making the Founder and Executive Director’s days run smoothly and efficiently. They will be a second brain for the Founder and Executive Director, ensuring her time is well spent, meetings are scheduled promptly, correspondence responded to in a timely way, and the executive office is running efficiently and effectively. The Executive Assistant to the Founder and Executive Director will work collaboratively with all departments at Illuminate Academy, as well as external stakeholders, and ensure the Founder and Executive Director’s relationships and contacts are stored and tracked in internal databases. We’re not looking for a secretary but a true partner to the Founder and Executive Director who can ensure that every minute of her day is best spent to ensure Illuminate Academy is the best it can be.

    JOB DESCRIPTION Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Who You Are

    Organized. You can keep track of 100 different things at once. It’s no big deal for you to manage the Founder and Executive Director’s to-do list while responding to tons of emails, hallway conversations, and answering calls.

    People person. As one of the main public faces for the Founder and Executive Director, you are always friendly and kind and professional. You love working with people, including your amazing colleagues, and adore collaboration.

    Attentive to detail. You sweat the small stuff. You always double-check spellings of names, exact addresses, and times of meetings.

    Clear communicator. You are direct and concise. You speak and write eloquently, whether over the phone, in person, via e-mail and snail mail, or on social media channels.

    Trustworthy. You handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion.

    Innovative. You look at the way things are and then imagine 20 ways they can be improved. You’re always thinking about ways the executive office and leadership team can be run more effectively.

    Results-focused. You set clear timelines and drive projects to completion. You move with a sense of urgency and know how to get things done.

    Passionate. You care about children with Autism and developmental disabilities.. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.

    What You’ll Do

    • Assist the Founder & Executive Director and members of the leadership team with information-gathering, communication with different parties, developing and monitoring plans, and keeping track of responsibilities as well as running errands, making deposits, setting up events, or traveling with Executive Director to support duties at off-site

    • Write proposals, first drafts for our Founder and Executive Director or others as needed, including summarizing memos and concise lists.

    • Make travel arrangements and provide materials for meetings, as needed.

    • Prepare and manage logistics for tours and key meetings both internal and external.

    • Prepare for and follow up on internal and external meetings. When needed, participate directly in meetings and following up with the relevant parties.

    • Conduct research as needed.

    • Constantly think of ways the Founder and Executive Director’s days can run more smoothly by implementing new ways to make things work better.


    1. Attention to Detail 2. Maintaining Confidentiality and Privacy 3. Organization 4. Ethical Conduct 5. Time Management 6. Team Work

    Work Environment: This job operates in a school type setting. The ability to work with noise and distractions is needed.

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 20 pounds. Typing required for composing emails and writing reports.

    Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full time position in an educational facility which is open 9.5 hours a day. Employee will work 10 months out of the year according academic calendar, with a potential to work summer months as well, from 8-4, Monday-Thursday with 1-2 Fridays a month. Overtime hours may be available.

    AAP/EEO Statement: Illuminate Academy, Inc. is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.

    Job posting_admin assistant-2 (2).pdf

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Categories:

    • Administrative Support

    Contact Information and Procedure:

    Please email cover letter and resume to crockett@illuminateacademy.org.


    Crockett Goode1033 Burchwood AveNashville, TN 37216
    Email: crockett@illuminateacademy.org
    Website: http://www.illuminateacademy.org
    Phone: (615) 803-2217

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nashville Sounds Baseball Club

    Amy Schoch (pronounced "shock"), VP of Fan Relations

    19 Junior Gilliam Way

    Nashville, TN   37219




    This is a brand new resource!  They are actively hiring people on the spectrum for various jobs at the stadium, and they hire year-round.  Very flexible scheduling.  Accessible by bus.

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Woodard Brothers Distributing, LLC

    2607 Winford Avenue

    Nashville, TN   37211

    Steve Smith
    steve@sska.com or info@woodardbros.com
    A fulfillment & distribution company providing a strong and exciting work environment for those people challenged with a special need. This integrated workforce of special needs and able-bodied people, makes for an amazing place to work every day.  They partner with the CMRA, Community Rehabilitation Agencies of Tennessee, The Kennedy Center, Next Steps, etc.

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI)

    Athens Way (near Metro Center)

    Nashville, TN

    Kendal Reynolds, Director of HR




    Bridging the Disability Employment Divide. Program set up in cooperation with Specialisterne (Thorkil Sonne) and UBS to train young adults with autism and then transition them into the workforce.  Another person who works in Nashville office is Diane Shea, the delivery expert.  diane.shea@theprecisionists.com.

    The Precisionists is a for-profit consulting firm that started in Delaware as a "B" corporation (they have a mission to give back in some way to the community).  They are now in Nashville lining up clients and have already completed two 4-week training sessions.  Will be moving to a facility soon near Metro Center and plan to open other facilities in different parts of the area.  Prior to choosing trainees, they require them to attend a 2-4 hr. information workshop to get to know the potential candidates.  Family members, job coaches, etc. are also encouraged to attend.  If accepted, they will then go through a 4-week training program to gain confidence, build trust, learn to work in teams, etc.  They will then try to place candidates in jobs suitable to their skills and needs in a variety of industries (not just technology).

    They plan on having 3-4 classes per year from now on.  Interested parties can go on website and fill out a statement of interest (put down that you heard about it from Autism TN!) or can contact Kendal directly.  

  • Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike

    Nashville, TN   37218

    John Camperlino, Supported Employment Director
    Spoke with John Camperlino about their supported employment program and it really sounds wonderful.  They take their time to look for just the right job that fits the person and then continues their support for a year!  He said it works best if the client comes to them BEFORE they go to Voc. Rehab.  They will work with the client to get an overview of the needs and skills and passions and will then go with the client to Voc. Rehab. to help them with the process.  Then once they get approved, everything will already be in place for them to immediately move forward.  If someone is already in Voc. Rehab., they can request them as a "vendor" so they can become a client.  Sometimes that may work or not, depending on your caseworker at Voc. Rehab.

  • Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, PMB 40

    230 Appleton Place

    Nashville, TN   37203
    Who should use this site?  Any Tennessean who is interested in improving the employment of people with disabilities. There is info for:

        employment professionals
        job-seekers with disabilities
        their supporters and families
        educators who help with transition from school to work

    They also have a Parent Coalition that meets monthly and a newsletter.

  • Monday, January 07, 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Thomas West Hospital

    Nashville, TN

    Matthew Thomson, Asst. Director Of Housekeeping

    (615) 775-1556


    They have a location in FL that uses some people with autism and Matthew is looking into doing that too.  It would be primarily as a "greeter" with other odd jobs.

  • Saturday, January 05, 2019 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    901 Division Street (in the Gulch)

    Nashville, TN   37203

    Anthony Langan, Asst. General Manager

    Anthony has hired several people on the spectrum in the past and has a son with autism, so he "gets it" and appears to be open to hiring others if openings occur.

  • Friday, January 05, 2018 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Club

    David Griffin, Project Specialist

    615-248-5878, ext 27

    Job Club is a monthly workshop for individuals with IDD or other disabilities who are working or who are interested in working. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month  at Lipscomb University from 5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

    The purpose of Job Club is to provide a forum for informal training around topics related to working---how to get along with co-workers, applying for jobs and the interview process, professional clothing, appropriate behavior, working with difficult customers, calling off work appropriately, respecting your supervisor, learning difficult tasks, managing your money, etc.-----the topics are endless. This is a partnership with Laura Berry and Brian McNulty of Best Buddies, Inc,  Friend’s Life, and the Arc of TN.   Support staff of individuals requiring assistance in participation are welcome to attend.

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