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Southeast ADA Center 


logoThe Southeast ADA Center is your leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. The Center also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of Americans with disabilities.

The Southeast ADA Center is one of ten regional centers in the ADA National Network funded since 1991 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Southeast ADA Center is located in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as the regional office for an extended leadership network of Local and State Affiliates from eight (8) states in the U.S. Southeast Region: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN.



ADA Trainer Network – Southeast (ATN-SE)

Shuntea Price, STEP (Memphis)
Tonya Bowman, Family Voices of Tennessee 
Hannah Vickery, Tennessee Disability Coalition
Tricia Griggs, Disability Rights Tennessee
Tom Jedlowski, Tennessee Disability Coalition
April Meredith, Empower TN
Bianca Novo, Tennessee Department of Health, Emergency Preparedness Program
Marissa Smith Fletcher, Empower TN
Tabatha Norton, Child Development Center (Shelbyville) 
Megan Hart, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder


General Resources


ADA Basics Building Blocks

ADA Basic Building Blocks is an introductory webcourse on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts in the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).


The Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary Tool Kit

This Tool Kit is a project of the ADA National Network and its ten regional ADA Centers across the United States that provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


ADA Service Animal Tip Card

We have developed two ADA Tip Cards that provide a quick snapshot for individuals with disabilities who use a service animal and encounter discrimination, and for businesses and public facilities who are concerned that someone has entered their establishment with a dog that is not a service dog.


TDC Webinar - Effective Communication = Access to Health Care Services: The Protections/Safeguard of Title III of the ADA

Presenters: Julie Sullivan and Donna DeStefano 

TDC Webinar - Service Animals, the American with Disabilities Act, and Public Transportation

Donna DeStefano, Tennessee Disability Coalition
Brian Keller & Stacie Price, Disability Rights Tennessee