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

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

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

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"When dozens or even hundreds of people gather for a common cause, those who create our laws have no choice but to pay...

This Week at TN Leg

Senator Steve Dickerson with Youth
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We are committed to keeping you up to date on Disability related public policy efforts in Tennessee. Next week, Febuary 2nd-6th, 2015 the Tennessee General Assembly will be convening in a special session on Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee Plan. 

This plan will use federal Medicaid Expansion dollars to create new health programs for an estimated 200,000 lower income Tennesseans. 

Legislative Reception 2015

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RSVP by Jan 30th, 2015 at this link

To join us at the Disability Community Legislative Reception for members of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown 623 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219. 

Co-sponsored by:

AARP

Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association 

The Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee

Disability Rights Tennessee

National MS Society Mid South Chapter

The Arc of Tennessee

Disability Day on the Hill 2015

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Join us for Disability Day on the Hill 2015 on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Legislative Plaza 301 6th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37243. We encourage you to call and set up in-person meetings with your state legislators! Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov

Questions? Email: ddh@tndisability.org or call: 615-383-9442. No RSVP necessary to participate.

Access to Art for All

Disability Advocates at the Frist
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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has a continued commitment to universal access to art, stewarded by the partnership between our organization and the Southeast ADA Center. Donna DeStefano has built a longstanding relationship with the Frist Center and helped create accessibility beyond the Frist Center's physical space. Alongside the Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee, training for Frist Center staff on disability etiquette is just the beginning.

Caregivers Count!

Mother and Son
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Every day, caregivers across the country sacrifice their own financial wellbeing and professional goals to care for loved ones. This loss of pay, whether it is reducing one’s paid hours or leaving the formal workforce altogether, hurts now and in retirement. This is because our Social Security system doesn’t currently recognize the work of caregivers when calculating benefits over a lifetime of work.

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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.

Contact us

Office Address
Tennessee Disability Coalition
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Nashville: (615) 383-9442Toll-free: (888) 643-7811Email: coalition@tndisability.org