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Disability News: Tennessee

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2015-03-05 - Health and Disability news stories and articles from Tennessee including medical related press releases news and coming events

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Facts, statistics, and news for persons with disabilities in the State of Tennessee.

Tennessee Disability Resources

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

The Commission is dedicated to working for adults with disabilities and older Tennesseans by providing leadership and guidance for a system that promotes health, dignity, independence and security through an array of community and in-home services, the protection of rights and the implementation of best practices -

Tennessee Disability CoalitionThe 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 -

Southeast DBTAC

Southeast ADA Center (Southeast DBTAC) is one of ten regional resources in the DBTAC National Network of ADA Centers funded since 1991 by NIDRR -

East Tennessee Technology Access Center

The Mission of the East Tennessee Technology Access Center is to enable people with disabilities in East Tennessee to reach their potential for functioning in the mainstream of society through innovative uses of technology. -

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Mission is to promote independence and foster the highest quality of life for people with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities -

Tennessee Voices for Children

Tennessee Voices for Children, Inc. speaks out as active advocates for the emotional and behavioral well-being of children and their families -

Statistics: Tennessee Disability

  • There are an estimated 1,053,000 people over the age of five who experience a form of disability in the state of Tennessee.
  • Approximately 210,000 people, or 3.9% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • Around 641,000 people in Tennessee have a form of work disability, while 199,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
  • Approximately 36,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, and 380,000 are currently not in the workforce.
Latest Tennessee Publications
1 - Interacting with Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities Training for Law Enforcement - The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
2 - FEMA Assistance May Supplement Insurance for Tennessee Residents - FEMA.
3 - Tennessee Disaster Assistance Facts - FEMA.
4 - Free Hearing Aids to Underserved Hearing Impaired Children in Nashville, Tennessee Area - Starkey Hearing Foundation.
5 - October Proclaimed Disability Employment Awareness Month -
6 - The Fontanel Mansion Opens to the Public - Nashville, Tennessee - Campbell Entertainment Group.
7 - Metro Nashville Public Schools Engages Spectrum Center Schools and Programs to Open School for Students with Special Needs - Spectrum Center Schools and Programs.
8 - Tennessee Disaster Applicants Urged to Take Charge of Their Recovery - FEMA.
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