Hand in Hand Options

The Hand in Hand Options program is for students who have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability or developmental delay. Curriculum for students in HIHO programs is driven by individualized goals, which provide for a combination of instruction in general education classes, small groups, and one-on-one settings. Support professionals provide direct services for mathematics, reading, language, and study skills. HIHO students are immersed in their grade-level classes for other subject areas with modified lessons relative to the same content studied by their peers. Peer mentors are utilized to support student engagement, learning, and socialization throughout the school day. Four of our Diocesan schools are HIHO partner schools.  

One in six students in the Diocese of Nashville have a diagnosed learning disability. To this end, Hand in Hand Options, Inc. assists all Diocesan schools with professional development for teachers and learning specialists and specialized curriculum for students.  Students with specific  learning disabilities adhere to the Diocesan curriculum standards, are supported by dedicated learning specialists, and are provided accommodations and interventions where appropriate. For more information regarding student support for specific learning disabilities, please contact the school directly.  

HIHO Partner Schools

6401 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205 



533 Sneed Road W.

Franklin, TN 37069



5105 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
 615-269-0568 info@stannnashville.org

117 Caldwell Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075



Hand in Hand Options, Inc. mission is to provide an inclusive Catholic education that empowers students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those with diagnosed learning differences, to reach their fullest potential.


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For more information about any of our resources, please contact studentsupport@dioceseofnashville.com

For more information about any
of our resources, please contact studentsupport@dioceseofnashville.com