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Tennessee Disability Coalition

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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.

25th Anniversary of the ADA

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July 26th marks a second independence day in the month of July as the day that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President H.W. Bush in 1990. The ADA is civil rights legislation that represents our country's commitment to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA has broken down many barriers in it's 25 years, ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.

Accessible Elections for Tennessee Voters

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The Tennessee Disability Coalition partnered with the Tennessee Secretary of State and Disability Rights Tennessee to develop a brief video demonstrating an accessible polling place and voting process for Tennesseans with all types of disabilities. This video is a resource for election officials, pollworkers, and the disability community.

2015 Legislative Wrap Up

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The 109th General Assembly adjourned late Wednesday night on April 22nd. Although session adjourned a week later than last year, it was about 3 weeks shorter with the weather, scheduling and the Special Session. The first session of the 109th General Assembly kicked off with a Special Session called by the Governor to focus on in Insure Tennessee plan. The Governor’s plan was again overshadowed by politics and the effort was defeated during the Special Session.

Governor Signs the ABLE Act in TN

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Today Governor Haslam signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into Law, giving State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. the authority to create and offer tax-advantaged investment plans to help families of those with disabilities save money for a variety of qualifying expenses. The legislation, passed unanimously by the 109th General Assembly, establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program in accordance with federal legislation.

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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: coalition@tndisability.org