Disability Day on the Hill

On Wednesday February 14th, Disability Day on the Hill will be held at the new Cordell Hull Building. There is no RSVP to attend and no charge. The intent of this day is to bring community members together with their state legislators. 

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CST
Location: Cordell Hull Building
                425 5th Ave N. 
                Nashville, TN 37243

If you would like assistance scheduling a meeting with your legislator, contact TN Disability Coalition at: ddh@tndisability.org or 615-383-9442 or DSAMT alecia@somethingextra.org or 615-386-9002.

DSAMT staff will be there for the day to assist families, so please let us know if you have meetings scheduled.  There are multiple bills that would have a positive effect on our families, especially the Down Syndrome Information Act 2018.  You can learn more about it here.  We'll also have Vote Yes buttons for all attendees to proudly wear.

Also, during Disability Day on the Hill, the Disability Policy Alliance will be hosting a panel presentation on the state of disability services in Tennessee.

Time: 10-11:45am CST
Location: Old Supreme Court Room in the Capitol Building 
The Disability Policy Alliance Welcomes You to a Panel Discussion on the State of Disability Services in Tennessee and How Your Advocacy has an Impact

  • 10:00-10:05am - Introduction of the Program Moderator – Disability Policy Alliance
  • 10:05-10:15 am - Welcome – Jeremy Norden-Paul, Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 10:15-11:15am – Moderated Panel Discussion with Policymakers
  • Featuring Leadership from: The Department of Education, Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Division of TennCare, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, a Parent Advocate and Self-Advocate
  • 11:15-11:30am – Remarks from Legislators
  • Featuring Representative Sam Whitson (R-Franklin) and Representative Darren Jernigan (D-Old Hickory)
  • 11:30-11:40am - Q&A with audience
  • 11:45am - Wrap-up by Disability Policy Alliance