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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 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...

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...

Tips for Employers: How Can We Create a More Inclusive Environment for Employees with Disabilities?

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It’s important to not just hire employees with disabilities; it’s also important to retain them and create an inclusive environment that allows them to thrive in their work. Maintaining a diverse pool of employees leads to a wider range of skill sets and creative solutions for your business. 

Campers with Diabetes Find Fun at Camp Sugar Falls

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Imagine a place where children are able to gather for new friendships and fun activities that teach them more about their daily routines and care options. Every year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) hosts camps across the United States geared towards supporting kids with diabetes and their families. 

Why Your Vote Counts Towards Improving the State of Disability Employment

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Why does your vote matter? As employees and employers with and without disabilities, voting for candidates who will move policies forward that encourage inclusive hiring is vital. We have the power to elect candidates who will listen to the disability voice and act on behalf of this voice, especially when it comes to improving the state of disability employment in Tennessee. 

Resources and Tools for Voting

Register. Educate. Vote. Use Your Power.

Find information on how to register to vote, printable materials to share, policy issues that affect people with disabilities and more. 

Download the REV UP Tennessee flyer, in .pdf and .txt formats below, for details on how to register and an election season timeline.

Rev Up Flyer V2.pdf

REV UP Flyer.txt

You're Invited to Thank Our Legislators

Senator Ferrell While and Representative Glen Casada receive recognition for their work on behalf of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Legislator Thank You Events
Please join us in the following cities to thank these legislators for their work on behalf of Tennesseans with disabilities. 

We will be honoring Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Senator Ken Yager, Senator Becky Duncan Massey and Representative Bob Ramsey.

Thursday, July 19th
12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT 

Sertoma Center, Inc.
1400 E 5th Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917

A Camp that Offers Inclusive Adventures

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At Camp Barnabas, kids with disabilities are celebrated and given opportunities to explore new activities that are accessible to them. Campers are told “yes” when they consider taking on a ropes course, camping trip or archery game that is adapted to their unique abilities. 

The creation of the Missouri-based camp was inspired by a young girl diagnosed with cancer, who expressed a desire to be a part of a camp community that understood and included her. The camp now has two locations and serves more than 2,000 campers each summer. 

Find Your Local Candidates for the 2018 Midterm Elections

Example of Candidate Map

It can get complicated trying to keep track of all the candidates who will be on your ballot during midterm elections. That’s why we’ve created these interactive maps!

What can I do with these maps?
These maps allow you to see a profile on each candidate running in your district. This information includes candidate name, district, political party, address and a link to their website (when available). 

Tips for Nailing Your Job Interview

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So you’ve landed one (or maybe two, three, or four!) interviews after submitting a few job applications. What’s next? 

Preparing for your interview is just as, if not more, important than the actual interview. We know that interviews can be particularly tricky if you have a disability and are concerned about voicing your needs. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips and tricks to consider when going into your interview. 

The State of Disability Employment in Tennessee

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                                                                                                                                          The State of Disability Employment
   Having a career is an important part of life. It provides a source of income, satisfaction and independence. Unfortunately for many people with disabilities systemic and societal roadblocks continue to present challenges to finding meaningful 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.

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