Team Up for Families

Confused about special needs services? We’ve been there, too.

As parents and other family caregivers, we know looking for help can feel overwhelming. That’s why we created Get There Project a training portal that shares the most effective strategies for cutting big, complicated problems down to size.

Our children, youth, and young adults live with conditions such as autism, ADHD, learning disorders, behavior challenges, and other health needs. We have experienced thousands of IEP meetings, therapy appointments, and insurance customer service calls. Along the way, we have learned many practical tips and tricks to make the process easier!

Get There Project’s DIY resources, guided e-learning, and professional training programs are designed to serve family caregivers, young adults in transition (and their families), educators, case managers, peer support staff, counselors, therapists, and social workers. 

TUFF is a non-profit training, research, and advocacy organization dedicated to helping families like ours find simpler ways to get the services and support they need. We partner with educational publisher Melton Hill Media to produce Get There Project publications and training, including  Road Map Series programs, Family Road Map and Young Adult Road Map. TUFF-certified Coaches, Facilitators, and Master Trainers teach Road Map Series curricula within their own agencies and communities, from Maine to Guam.

We envision a world in which every family can navigate easily to the services and support they need most.


We work with child-serving agencies, family-driven organizations, and individual family advocates to create flexible programming that is culturally appropriate and meets the needs of each unique community environment.

Over 800 family members have been trained by our network of certified Master Trainers, Facilitators, and Coaches – from Maine to Guam.

“There are few times in life when you accomplish something and get immediate feedback. As the Family Road Map Program Coordinator and Facilitator, I was honored to have this experience numerous times after finishing one of the trainings. So many participants were transformed by the experience of bonding with others with similar experiences, by gaining the knowledge for empowerment, and by learning that they are the “expert about their child”. I often run into people who’ve taken the Family Road Map training with me, and they can’t stop sharing how the experience changed their lives!”

Lisa Math B.S., CRPS-F
TUFF-certified Family Road Map Facilitator
Family Training Coordinator
South Florida Wellness Network


Team Up for Families is supported by donations and community partnerships with mental health agencies and family-driven organizations from Maine to Guam.

Contact Us

9119 Solway Ferry Road, Oak Ridge TN 37830
865-269-3280 |