Nashville Autism Services

At Spectrum Nashville we aim to provide one of a kind programs that provide innovative solutions to the challenges faced by individuals and families affected by autism. However, we also hold the belief that meeting the diverse needs of the autism spectrum cannot be achieved by us alone. We value the process of referral to other Nashville autism services and believe that collaboration with our greater community is necessary to our mission. Below you will find a description of our autism programs and services along with descriptions and links to other Nashville autism services. 

Spectrum Nashville Autism Programs and Services 

Spectrum Nashville was founded on a few core beliefs. First, the diversity of the needs of individuals affected by autism requires that autism programs and autism services be tailored to the individual. Second, the Nashville autism community is in need of a greater number of specialized programs and services to meet these diverse needs. Third, solutions for autism intervention and education can be found through combining research based practices with creativity and innovation. Spectrum Nashville strives to provide individuals affected by autism in Nashville with unique programs and services that meet both the critical needs of individuals diagnosed with autism as well as parents, teachers, other autism service providers.  Continued development of these innovative programs requires a diverse network of expertise. Spectrum Nashville's development team is comprised of employees and volunteers from applied fields such as applied behavior analysis, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology as well as those with backgrounds in music, theater, art design, photography, and architecture. 

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center 

The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center houses a unique team of clinicians who specialize in working with children who have or are suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorders. Speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists work as a team to provide comprehensive services in communication, behavior, pragmatics, sensory integration, and feeding. The focus of the program is to assist children in developing functional communication skills that will accelerate their social, academic, and behavioral development. The program is committed to providing quality, evidence-based therapies to patients, in a caring, family-centered environment.

Address: Vanderbilt University Medical Center- 1211 Medical Center Drive Nashville, TN 37232

Phone Contact: (615) 936-5000

Saddle Up!

Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities. They provide equine assisted therapy programs for individuals with autism and other disabilities. Saddle up is a Premier Center accredited by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International, the organzation that sets the standard for safety and quality in equine assisted programs. 

Address: 1549 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069

Phone Contact: (615) 794-1150

Best Buddies Tennessee 

Best Buddies Tennessee offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting nearly 42,750 individuals with autism and other disabilities in Tennessee.

Address: 116 Wilson Pike Circle, Suite 201 Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone Contact: (615) 891-2046

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