The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote the full and equal participation of people...

Rep Jernigan and Louise McKown

The Tennessee Disability Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals joined to promote the full and equal participation of people...

Advocates in front of the capitol building

The central purpose of the Coalition is to advocate for public policies that promote equal opportunity, economic self-sufficiency, and independent...

Disability Day on the Hill Announcement

Disability Day on the Hill was held on January 27th, 2016

"When dozens or even hundreds of...

Week of Feb 8th Legislative Calendar

Senator Steve Dickerson with Youth

Calendar of TN Disability Coalition Priority Legislation for the Week of February 8th, 2016

Monday - 02/08/16 - 1:00pm - Senate Chamber - Senate Floor Consent Calendar 2
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Governor Haslam's Budget Proposal Fiscal Year 2016-17

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In his sixth State of the State Address, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commented on the responsibility of government in meeting the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Speaking to a joint session of the 109th General Assembly and to all of us watching at home tonight, he outlined his budget and policy priorities for the coming year. 

2016 Disability Day on the Hill

Community Members at Disability Day
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Thank you to all of our Tennessee State Legislators, our member organizations, and most importantly individuals with disabilities and their families and friends who took part in our Legislative Reception and Disability Day on the Hill 2016!

Homeplace, Inc.

Photo of Homeplace Residents, Staff and Board Members
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Homeplace has had an impact on far more than the residents it was formed to serve. A nonprofit residence minutes from downtown Nashville, Homeplace, Inc. was formed in 1988 and represents a partnership between Belmont University, Belmont United Methodist Church, and a group of committed volunteers. 

At the time of it’s inception, the congregation at Belmont United Methodist had recognized the larger community’s need for integrated housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities and charged the church with investing in a new model to do so.

New Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program

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In November 2015, the AIM Center of Chattanooga introduced an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program to supplement their existing recovery and employment support services.  Chattanooga’s AIM Center ( helps people with mental illnesses reclaim their lives by managing their conditions across their living, working, learning and social environments. The AIM Center provides consumer-driven recovery opportunities and offers a lifetime membership.

Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget Hearings

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Many aspects of state government impact the lives of Tennesseans with disabilities. Funding for needed services is determined by the amount allocated in the state budget each year. This week, Governor Haslam is hearing budget proposals from each department in his administration before putting together his final plan for Fiscal Year 2016-17 to present before the General Assembly at the start of the new year.


Edible Learning Lab for Everyone

Bellevue Community Garden Photos
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Bellevue Community Garden: Edible Learning Lab for Everyone

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

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Tennessee Disability Coalition
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Nashville: (615) 383-9442Toll-free: (888) 643-7811Email: