Support For Individuals Living With Disabilities and Challenges

Thank you for visiting the Michael Dunn Center website. Michael Dunn Center exists to provide high quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to be the premier provider of services in the state of Tennessee for agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities including:

  • Early Childhood Intervention Services
  • Family Model Residential Services
  • Day Habilitation
  • Work Programs
  • Residential Habilitation Services
  • Supported Living Services
  • Conservatorship Services
  • Intermediate Care Facilities/Medical Residential Facilities
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

21st Annual Michael Dunn Foundation
Golf Classic

Golf Calssic

By visiting this site and learning about the people we serve and the services we provide, we invite you to join us in our commitment to offer services to all children and adults with developmental disabilities in our area of East Tennessee. We are proud of the quality of service we provide. However, the needs are great. Funding for services is limited. There are many people in the communities we serve who do not receive any funding for much needed services. Take time and learn about Who We Are and What We Do. We believe if you can see for yourself the people we serve and the support we provide you will want to know How You Can Help.

If you are interested in a career serving individuals with developmental disabilities, please visit our Job Opportunities page. If you are looking for services for someone with a developmental disability, you can find information at Let Us Help.

Join us in celebrating the independence gained and the opportunities created for children and adults with disabilities at Michael Dunn Center!


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Latest News

April 3, 2019
21st Annual Michael Dunn Foundation Golf Classic

21st Annual Michael Dunn Foundation Golf Classic

Registration will soon be open for our 21st Annual Michael Dunn Foundation Golf Classic! Our tournament will be held at beautiful Fox Den Country Club on […]
April 3, 2019
Michael Dunn Center

New Website

Welcome to our page! It’s so good to see you! You can now learn more than ever about Michael Dunn Center through our new website and […]
April 3, 2019
Michaele Butler

Butler named new President/CEO

The Search Committee began a nationwide search following Mike McElhinney’s announcement on July 1, 2018 that he would be retiring this coming June 30th. After receiving […]

We are a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) company.

Contributions are tax-deductible. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or handicapping condition. We are funded in part from the TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, The TN Department of Human Services, TN Department of Health, Roane County United Way, Roane County and many other state and local sources.

We request that anyone who observes an employee of MDC engaging in any activity that is illegal or improper contact the President/CEO immediately and/or call the State Comptroller’s toll free hotline: 1-800-232-5454.