Group of Advocates

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

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

Impact of Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget Hearings

Governer Haslam at State Budget Hearing
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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 month, Governor Haslam heard budget proposals from each department in his administration before he will develop a final plan for Fiscal Year 2017-18 to present before the General Assembly at the start of the new year.

Your Vote is Your Voice!

Melanie with 4 Young Adults with Disabilities
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Vote if you care about your community, vote to make your voice heard, vote to set an example for others, vote because it's your right. Information about how to register is online at:

Coffee with Candidates and Caregivers

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The Tennessee Disability Coalition and AARP Tennessee are beginning a series of events called “Coffee with Candidates & Caregivers” during this primary election season. We want to create a relaxed environment for aging voters, voters with disabilities and the people who care about them to meet with their legislative candidates. We will be hosting a number of coffees across the state in Summer 2016. Our goal is to make it easy for community members to get to know their candidates and ask questions that matter to them.

2016 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

2016 Legislative Wrap Up
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The 109th General Assembly concluded its business on the afternoon of Friday April 22, 2016. As always the public policy team at the Tennessee Disability Coalition was downtown at legislative plaza watching the action and working to ensure positive outcomes for people with disabilities. The 2016 legislative session may have only been four months long, but a lot was accomplished by our elected officials. 

Here are some highlights from the 2016 Legislative Session

The Opportunity of a Learning Lifetime

Young Woman College Student
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"The opportunity of a tuition-free community college education for every Tennessee high school graduate who wants it is one of our state’s boldest initiatives. That’s what the Tennessee Promise program represents.

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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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Nashville, TN 37206

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