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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...

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...

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:

Questions? Email: or call: 615-383-9442. No RSVP necessary to participate. We will reserve organization exhibit space starting in November 2014.

Legislative Reception 2015

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Join us February 3rd, 2015 as the Disability Community hosts our 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. Interested in sponsorship? Email

Save the date! We will begin taking RSVPs in November 2014.

TennCare Changes

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Dear Families and Advocates, the Bureau of TennCare has recently proposed several changes to services for Tennesseans with disabilities. These include: A Transition Plan in accordance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules defining and describing home and community-based settings; A Concept Paper about the future of the state's Home and Community-Based Services; A proposed amendment which would add two new service definitions to the CHOICES Program.

Service Animal Trainings

Service Animal Training Flyer
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We are pleased to announce that the Tennessee Disability Coalition and Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee have partnered to bring you two upcoming trainings. These trainings will focus on using service animals in business settings (restaurants, hotels, medical offices, etc.). There will be one tailored to Tennesseans who use service animals and Disability Rights Advocates on August 13th, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm CDT.

Dear Governor Haslam

The 12th Letter: Disability
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Medicaid Expansion for the "80,742 Tennesseans with disabilities with no healthcare coverage" would mean "a fair chance at any quality of life," writes Larry Drain, an advocate in Knoxville. Larry is writing in support of Medicaid Expansion, and he is writing a new letter each day to Governor Bill Haslam asking for him to take action.

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

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