Community Engagement Program

Inclusion Network of Nashville (INN)

The purpose or mission of the INN is to promote awareness, accessibility and inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families by building capacity throughout a community network of arts, education, athletic, and entertainment organizations. The network meets twice a year to discuss progress, growth, and successes. No other city is working to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the way Nashville is and TRIAD couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this effort.

The organizations currently involved in the network working to make all of Nashville’s fun and exciting events accessible for all families include the following:

  • Community organizations involved include: Adventure Science Center, Cheekwood Art & Gardens, Country Music Hall of Fame, Creative Discovery Museum, Dickson County Library, Discovery Center, FRIST Art Museum, Hermitage, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Nashville Opera, Nashville Predators, Nashville Public Library, Nashville Shores, Nashville Sounds, Nashville Symphony, Nashville Zoo, TPAC, Tennessee Library for Accessible Books & Media, Tennessee State Museum, YMCA; as well as MNPD.
  • Disabilities-focused organizations include: ARC of Tennessee, Autism Tennessee, Disability Rights TN, Down Syndrome Assocation of Middle Tennessee, Empower TN, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, Music, Mind, and Society, Next Steps at Vanderbilt University, Picking Up the Pieces, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and VSA TN.

View Video Below

INN Video from TRIAD on Vimeo.

Contact Information

Lauren Weaver, M.S., BCBA, (615) 322-6027 or email lauren.weaver@vumc.org
Kelly Luo, M.Ed., (615) 322-1886 or email kelly.luo@vumc.org