Progressive Directions, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization established over forty years ago in Clarksville, TN. Since then, PDI has been guided by its mission to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by providing innovative programs and delivering transformative services to the community. We currently support over 1,000 persons in 12 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. PDI continues reinforcing core beliefs by helping individuals attain personal success through gaining pride, dignity, and independence.
There is no cure for an intellectual disability, but services and supports play an important role to enable persons supported to thrive throughout their lifetimes. Services for people with an intellectual disability and their families are primarily there to provide adequate support to allow for all persons to be active and included in their communities. These services touch their daily lives through education, justice, housing, recreation, employment, healthcare and more.
Any person living or working in Middle Tennessee may request services through the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services (DIDD).
Built an integrated preschool/early intervention program named Kids Depot.
Merge with Buddy Ball Special Needs Athletic League Buddy Ball provided league sports for any person with a physical or intellectual disability. Baseball, bowling, basketball and cheerleading were modified so any person could participate no matter their special abilities.
PDI took over operation of the Montgomery County Thrift Store
The store now provides employment training through our Supported Employment Program as well as continuing to meet the needs of individuals with limited incomes.