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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.

Access to Art for All

Disability Advocates at the Frist
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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has a continued commitment to universal access to art, stewarded by the partnership between our organization and the Southeast ADA Center. Donna DeStefano has built a longstanding relationship with the Frist Center and helped create accessibility beyond the Frist Center's physical space. Alongside the Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee, training for Frist Center staff on disability etiquette is just the beginning.

Caregivers Count!

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Every day, caregivers across the country sacrifice their own financial wellbeing and professional goals to care for loved ones. This loss of pay, whether it is reducing one’s paid hours or leaving the formal workforce altogether, hurts now and in retirement. This is because our Social Security system doesn’t currently recognize the work of caregivers when calculating benefits over a lifetime of work.

Disability Employment Awareness Month

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As a Benefits Analyst with the Benefits to Work Program, I have the opportunity to meet Tennesseans who are receiving disability benefits while seeking employment. Every month is Disability Employment Awareness Month for us! In October, we celebrate the national spotlight on the employability of individuals with disabilities and the benefits to businesses when they hire them.

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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