Breakthrough Corporation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, located in Knoxville that supports primarily adults with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. Breakthrough is licensed to provide a full continuum of services through TennCare, and is in-network for managed care organizations Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare.

Other sources of funding for our programs include the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD), State of Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation, through grant funds, and private-pay participants.

RESPITE & RECREATION PROGRAM

Our R&R program is a structured recreation program directed by a Recreational Therapist. The program focuses on recreational therapy goals and allows the participant to experience their community and surrounding areas by giving them the opportunity for community recreation that may not be readily available otherwise. Some activities include: Movie outings, local festivals, hikes and exploring nature trails, and visiting local tourist attractions. R&R also provides opportunities to work on social skills and community integration.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

COMMUNITY LIVING

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

PROJECT SEARCH

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

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RECREATION THERAPY

Our Recreational Therapist, whom is a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS), creates goal driven programming with measurable objectives that assist the participants in attaining their personal best. The CTRS addresses the participant’s physical, social, emotional needs through a variety of Goal-oriented activities such as: book club, yoga & exercise programs, special olympics, gardening club, and more.  Given appropriate planning and implementing, the participant can embrace the opportunity to experience Recreational Therapy and it’s benefits.

BRIDGE TO EMPLOYMENT IN SERVICE AND TOURISM (B.E.S.T.)

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

ASPERGER’S SUPPORT GROUP

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

COMMUNITY LIAISON

Held on Saturdays, this program allows individuals to more fully experience their community, exercise, develop new skills, relax and develop friendships as well as providing respite for caregivers. The Respite and Recreation program matches each participant one-on-one or in small groups with trained staff.

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