Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) is an organization created by youth with disabilities for youth to educate society about issues concerning youth with a wide spectrum of disabilities and special healthcare needs.
Includes legal education and self-help materials on getting health care and medicine, health insurance, nursing home problems, and more.
Provides information about legal and advocacy services for low-income Tennesseans in the civil legal justice system.
TASA provides a forum for members to discuss the strengths and challenges that individuals with disabilities experience in becoming self‐advocates in an effort to create better access to the resources and support they need to become self-advocates.
The Tennessee Disability 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.
The country's largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to advocate for change – politically, economically, and socially.
The Arc Tennessee is a grassroots, non-profit, statewide organization on intellectual & developmental disabilities. It was founded in 1952 and is affiliated with The Arc of the United States. The Arc Tennessee is also a membership organization composed of people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities, their parents, friends, and the professionals who assist them in reaching their goals.
A training initiative of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Institute is designed to provide adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities with the latest information on disability policy issues, and to help them become advocates for themselves, and for others in their communities.
A training initiative of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Forum is designed to provide 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students who have disabilities with information about disability issues, and to help them become advocates for themselves, and for others in their communities.
Now accepting applications for fall 2011. The Volunteer Advocacy Project trains volunteers as advocates to provide instrumental and effective support to parents of children with disabilities.