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In 1957, Signal Centers consisted of nine children with cerebral palsy, one small classroom, and a common goal to help individuals with disabilities achieve a life of self-sufficiency. Over sixty years later, our goal has not changed.

We now serve nearly 200 children through our Children's Program and home-based services and have created programs like Adult Day Services and Assistive Technology Services to help meet needs in the community and further our mission of helping all individuals with disabilities, regardless of age, strive for a life of independence. 

But our work has not stopped there.

Partnering with the City of Chattanooga and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Signal Centers implemented Baby University, an initiative providing mentoring, resource connection, and community building to families in Chattanooga. 

We also provide transitional employment services to youths and adults, a vital resource to those that need support in their own professional development, job exploration, and job retention. 

In addition, we have become a managing partner of the Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network, a program providing training, advocacy, and technical assistance to licensed child care professionals, parents, and children across all 95 counties in Tennessee. 

We have come a long way from our humble beginnings in 1957. In just a short time, Signal Centers has become a leader in early childhood education, assistive technology, and family development. Although our influence has spread across the entire state of Tennessee, the original spirit of Signal Centers continues to run through all the work we do. We may have evolved throughout the years, helping new people in completely different stages of life, but one thing is still patently true: 

We are one Signal Centers family.



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