Program Coordinator, IDD Toolkit, and Disability Employment Specialist, TennesseeWorks Partnership
Staff - UCEDD
Overview of Interests
Janet Shouse is the program coordinator for the IDD Toolkit, an online resource for medical professionals to better serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also coordinates training activities to help build the capacity of primary care providers as well as other clinicians to treat adults with IDD.
She is also part of TennesseeWorks, which aims to improve the employment landscape for people with disabilities in Tennessee. She writes a regular blog, “Rise to Work," that focuses on issues related to disability and employment.
Janet has been active in the disability community for many years and has worked on a number of legislative efforts to improve services for Tennesseans with autism and other developmental disabilities. She is the parent of three adult children, including a son with autism.