Tennessee

Demographic Data

Total state population
6,829,174
Total number of people with disabilities
15.5%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
4.5%
Vision difficulty
3.1%
Cognitive difficulty
6.4%
Ambulatory difficulty
8.6%
Self-care difficulty
2.9%
Independent living difficulty
6.9%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
77.2%
Black or African American
16.7%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Hispanic or Latino
5.7%
Other Race
1.6%
Two or more Races
2.3%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
34.5%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
6.5%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
28.5%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

CILs
Jackson Area Center for Independent Living
23 Federal Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: 731-668-2211
ED:Beth James
Memphis Center for Independent Living
1633 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901-726-6404
ED:Sandi Klink
Tri-State Resource and Advocacy Corporation
6925 Shallowford Road, Suite 300
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 432-892-4774
ED:Mark Woolfall
disAbility Resource Center
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 120
Knoxville, TN 37915
Phone: 865-637-3666
ED:Katherine Moore
Empower Tennessee
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37306
Phone: 615-292-5803
ED:Brandon Brown
TARP, Inc.
1027 Mineral Wells Avenue, Suite 3
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 731-644-0026
ED:Denise Wardle
State DD Council
Phone: (615) 532-6615
ED:Wanda Willis
UCEDDs
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Main Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll Free Number: 888-572-2249
Main Fax: 901-448-7097
TTY: 901-448-4677
State P&A
CAP/PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Rights Tennessee
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 298-1080
Toll Free: (800) 342-1660
FAX: (615) 298-2046
Toll Free TTY: (800) 852-2852
TBI Program
Tennessee Department of Health
ED:Ashley Bridgman
ED:Paula Denslow

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This website was created by The Lewin Group/TASH under the Administration for Community Living (Administration on Disabilities) . Contract HHSP233201500088I / 75P00120F37007.

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