Disability Employment Awareness Month

  • September 7, 2021

"Maximize Your Workforce" Three people with disabilities working are pictured. A young White woman with Down syndrome is working on her laptop. A Black woman is working as a nurse. And a Black man is speaking to someone in ASL.

 

DEAL 2022

 

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In 2021, Disability Rights Tennessee celebrated Disability Employment Awareness Month by sharing resources, tools, and webinars for both employers and employees.

We took our main event – Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) virtual for the first time ever. This allowed us to reach more attendees than ever and to record our event. Now you can watch DEAL 2021’s amazing speakers, including Ernie Dianastasis and Dr. Aerial Ellis, on demand any time.

We also hosted two free webinars. Maximize Your Workforce allowed employers to learn how other businesses in Tennessee are creating more inclusive workplaces, from hiring processes to creating inclusive cultures. The second webinar shared about two of DRT’s employment programs, our Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS). Both webinars are free and available for viewing any time. 

We hope you’ll explore our DEAL recordings and all our employment resources!

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DEAL 2022

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Resources

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933