Toddler on dad's shoulders. Dad holding a sign that reads "kick'n it with dad".

Signal Centers is comprised of six programs:

Signal Centers began in 1957, serving nine children with cerebral palsy. Today, Children’s Services support over 120 children with disabilities and children who are typically developing at two locations – Chattanooga and Cleveland.

Adult Day Services began in 1978, serving a handful of adults with disabilities. Today, we offer an adult day program for over 55 adults with disabilities and geriatric adults.

Assistive Technology Services was created in 1991 and is located at 2300 Bailey Avenue in Chattanooga. AT Services assesses individuals with disabilities of all ages and recommends technology to enhance self-sufficiency.

Employment Services began in 1991, promoting positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by providing services to assist in preparing, obtaining, and maintaining employment.

Signal Centers also provides the management, fiscal and administrative services for eight Child Care Resource and Referral centers across the entire State of Tennessee. These eight centers are collectively referred to as the CCR&R Network. The mission of Signal Centers' CCR&R Network is to provide resources for parents/caregivers, child care professionals, employers and the community that support quality care and development of children. For more information, visit

Baby University (Baby U) is a partnership between the City of Chattanooga, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and Signal Centers to provide intensive case management services to expectant mothers. Its mission is to effectively prepare children for lifelong success, from healthy pregnancies through early childhood development. The program provides intensive case management, mentoring, and support to expectant mothers and families. For more information, visit

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