Your Role in Advocacy

Tennesseans must continue working together to advocate for people with both intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive the services and supports they need to live fully inclusive lives in their communities. Your voice and involvement in this work is critical. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit the webpages below:

Legislative Advocacy

Meeting with your legislators is an important part of advocacy work.  The Disability Policy Alliance has developed policy statements on issues critical to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that may be shared with legislators:

Below are some tips for meeting with your legislators: