Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit business chartered in 1991 under
the name of Team Evaluation Assessment Management, Inc. (T.E.A.M., Inc.). A proclamation by the Board of Directors
changed the name to Engstrom Services, Inc. in 2002 as a way to honor Colonel
Dale Engstrom for his leadership in establishing this agency.
Colonel Dale M Engstrom (pictured
above) has had a major role in the development and implementation of new
services for persons with developmental disabilities. His civic commitment
during the 60’s and 70’s led to his election to the State Legislature. He
further helped write and successfully advocate for Tennessee’s “Right to
Education” Law mandating that school systems provide free and equal education
for school-age children with special needs.
In the field of Developmental
Disabilities, Col. Engstrom was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on
Mental Retardation, was the first Chairman of Tennessee’s Council on
Developmental Disabilities, spearheaded the State of Tennessee’s Comprehensive
Plan for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, and served as
Chairman of the Regional Planning Council on Mental Retardation.
In addition to his leadership in
the disability community, Colonel Engstrom served our nation by his many years
of distinguished service in both World War II and the Korean War. He has served
as President of the Chattanooga Flyers Club and the Chattanooga Metropolitan
Planning Council, and as President and District Lt. Governor of the Chattanooga
Engstrom Services, Inc. (ESI) is proud of its long history of promoting quality services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Engstrom Services, Inc. has offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis.
Community Connections strives to provide individuals with support to pursue a quality life in the community through person-centered evaluation and planning assistance, consultation, training, and technical assistance for people with complex support needs, and leadership in the development of innovative and collaborative support strategies and services.