Challenge Community Services' new initiative is challenging the idea that people with intellectual disabilities cannot create, sustain and manage their own businesses.
The Regional Entrepreneur Challenge (REC) is designed to increase the chances of people with disabilities finding employment.
One of the key aspects to the initiative is that every participant in the program will be mentored by someone that has a successful business, and also a disability.
Project coordinator Beth Innes said the program is "about looking at what people with disabilities can do, rather than what they can't do.
"There is a lot of discrimination in employment for people with disabilities, and for people with intellectual disabilities the rates are even higher," she said.
"We really look to capitalise on what skills people with disabilities have that other people may not - when you live with a disability you have to develop different skills."
The program has already successfully launched in Newcastle, and includes projects such as Michael Peard's mobile car detailing business, or Jonathan Bridge's accessible board games business.
Mr Bridge hopes to have his gaming club funded as a service through the NDIS.
"This is what I want to give to the world," he said. "It's too early to know if it's going anywhere but I am trying."
The Tamworth course will run one day a week for 12 months, and Ms Innes is urging anyone interested in being self sufficient to become involved.
"We really want young people that are keen to start a business, or are keen to be self sufficient to get involved," she said.
"It doesn't matter whether you already have an idea for a a business or not - we look at the market, and look at ideas and really test what is needed and how it can work."
The Tamworth program was recently granted $70,722 from the federal government's Economic Participation of People with Disability grants.
Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the program "will further help people with disability realise their ambitions of increased participation in the community through securing a job."
For Tamworth program enquiries please call 02 4918 1444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org