This doctoral capstone was completed through a partnership with Illuminate Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Illuminate Academy is a not-for-profit alternative to a public or private school for children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. One of the primary foci of this project was to develop a kindergarten market research guide comparing Illuminate Academy with other inclusive kindergarten programs as a resource for the agency as well as current and prospective families in Middle Tennessee. Another primary focus of this project was to create social media and marketing materials for Illuminate Academy’s Shine Shop, a transition service that provides students with an opportunity to give back to the community through purposeful and dignified activities. These educational materials and deliverables include an at a glance kindergarten program spreadsheet, an in-depth market research resource guide, and social media flyers and templates for marketing purposes.
Sue Iliff, PhD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Autism; developmental disabilities; transition services; kindergarten; inclusive; Middle Tennessee
Rocha, Shauna, "Illuminate Academy Kindergarten Market Research and Shine Shop" (2022). OTD Capstone Projects. 100.