Breakthrough is a not-for-profit company founded by parents of children with autism that is changing how services are provided to adults with autism in East Tennessee. We offer: residential services; in-home supports; a Saturday therapeutic recreation program; day activities focusing on lifelong education, job skill development and community integration; and also host a social group for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Our largest project is the construction of a neighborhood in South Knoxville which will provide safe and economical housing, when finished the neighborhood will include homes, a chapel and a recreation center.
Breakthrough is the only organization in Tennessee who has as its mission to, “Improve the Lives of Adults with Autism”. This clear focus enables us to provide well trained staff, who meet the needs of those in our care. Breakthrough is supported by individual donors, foundations and local, state, and federal governments. We greatly appreciate those who have joined us in our work through donations, in-kind support, sponsorship of fundraising activities or volunteering and are always looking for opportunities to partner with others to fulfill our mission. Let us know how you can help.
Breakthrough's mission is to improve the lives of adults with autism.
Our guiding principles are to provide:
Nurturing and cost effective housing
Connections with family and community
Personal fulfillment through education and training, meaningful work and leisure activities
Safety of service recipients
Temporary relief for families in need of respite care
- Learning partnerships with local institutions of higher education
- Training for family members, staff, therapists, instructors and interns