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Empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to progress toward their full potential.

Waves’ News

Employment and Community First Program Launches July 1st

Starting Friday, July 1st, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities not currently receiving Medicaid waiver services can apply for the new Employment and Community First (ECF) program. With the ECF program, Tennessee will become the first state in the country to develop and implement a home- and community-based services program that coordinates all health and […]

Waves Named Person Centered Organization

The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) has named Waves one of three Person Centered Organizations for 2016. Waves has made a commitment to: 1) enhance and develop excellent person-centered practices at the individual level, 2) make necessary policy and practice changes at the organization level, and 3) recommend and influence changes in […]

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Last week communication was sent to all the families who attend our Day Centers. The health and safety of our service recipients and staff is very important. Here is what was sent:

"While we had originally decided to close for two weeks with an intended date to re-open on April 1, the information on the COVID-19 pandemic continues to include requests to limit large gatherings and practice social distancing. At this point, we must continue to be responsible for the health and safety of both our participants and our employees and thus have decided that these programs remain temporarily closed for the time being. We will continue to monitor news from credible sources such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control as well as the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for guidance on when we should be able to safely resume services, and the Program Manager for your program will contact you with the planned return date.

"Apologies for this inconvenience, but hopefully everyone understands why we must make this decision. We will keep everyone in our thoughts as this medical emergency works its way through our area, hopefully subsiding sooner rather than later. Feel free to reach out to any agency representative if you have any questions."

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Children’s Program

Early Learning Program

Waves believes that parents and primary caregivers are naturally a child’s first and most important teachers. Our Early Learning Program provide a variety of play-based learning opportunities for babies, toddlers, and preschool aged children of all abilities in the child’s home or daycare/preschool.

Adult Programs


Adult Day Services

Waves operates two Center-based Day Programs; one in Franklin and one in Fairview. In addition, Waves operates a Community Transitions Program in Franklin. These programs encourage continued learning and life-skills training through art, music, exercise clubs, trips into the community, and volunteer work.


Adult Residential Programs

Waves offers residential support for individuals with a broad range of abilities. We currently operate eight homes and four apartments, giving our service recipients the opportunity to live as independently as possible.


Employment Program

Our Employment Program provides services for job training, placement, and monitoring. Employment not only provides independence, it also is another way for our service recipients to connect to their community.

Get Involved



In order for Waves to continue our work of empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to progress toward their full potential, we need your help.

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Waves has a variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. Contact us today to find out more.


Office Recycling Program

The Waves Office Recycling Program is a “green” way to support Waves. Waves has been a leader in the recycling industry in Williamson County since it rolled out its recycling program in 1994. Currently, Waves Office Recycling serves over 90 businesses in Williamson County.