DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt 2 or email

The Breakthrough neighborhood and community living service includes seven houses, efficiency apartments, and a larger duplex housing. Recreation is available for individuals to relax, exercise, develop new skills, and build friendships. The support and management staff have been specially trained to understand the unique needs of adults with autism.

Ages: 18 year and older

Referral Needed: Yes

Phone: 865-247-0065

Location: 900 E Hill Ave. Ste. 145, Knoxville, TN 37915


The Life Skills Program at CIP helps students on the autism spectrum gain executive functioning and life skills. Students will learn how to cook, organize, clean, and live independently. Students live in a fully furnished apartment with their own bedroom, but they share a common room with at least one roommate to improve socialization and the ability to compromise. 

Ages: 18 to 26 years

Toll-free Phone: 877-566-9247



Locations: Lee, MA; Melbourne, FL; Bloomington, IN; Berkeley, CA; Long Beach, CA

Orange Grove provides three types of residential services: Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Residential Habilitation, and Supported Living.


The ICF program includes 18 homes throughout the Chattanooga/Hamilton County area. Each home supports four or eight people with ages ranging from 13 to 80 years old. Support services include  24-hour awake staff, 24-hour LPN nursing coverage, and Physical and Nutritional Management consultation.

Residential Habilitation supports 2 to 8 individuals in Orange Grove homes with a house manager and support staff as needed. Staff promotes opportunities for individuals to make choices in life skill development while participating in community-based activities. 

Supported Living is for individuals leasing their own homes in the community. Orange Grove provides staffing and oversight for the homes, and the services are very individualized. Independence is promoted. 

Phone: 423-629-1451

Location: 615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404


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Chattanooga Autism Center

1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100

Chattanooga, TN 37404

(423) 531-6961 (option 2)

Fax: (423) 521-8094