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Councils and Committees

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) participates in numerous councils, advisory boards and committees to build better partnerships in the community and improve the services it provides. To learn more about the DRS-related, councils, click on the below links:

State Rehabilitation Council

Community Tennessee Rehabilitation Centers Advisory Board

Statewide Independent Living Council

Staff Advisory Council

Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing

 

TCDDBHH 2010 Annual State Report

 

The Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (TCDDBHH) has the responsibility for ensuring that state and local public programs and services are accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and Deaf-Blind citizens. TCDDBHH coordinates communication, information, public awareness, and advocacy services through six regional community service centers. The centers assist the Division of Rehabilitation Services by providing services that compliment those offered by Vocational Rehabilitation staff. TCDDBHH strives to open new avenues which will lead to equal opportunities for Tennesseans who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deaf-blind. The centers are located in Memphis , Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Jackson.

Center Contact Information and Counties Served

Council for The Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing By-Laws


Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. In order to be considered as a council member you must do the following:

• Write a letter showing your interest in serving on the council
• Create an updated resume
Complete the application

Once you have completed the above items, please mail all three of them to:
Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
Attn: Thom Roberts, Executive Director
Citizens Plaza Building
400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243


Contact Thom Roberts, Executive Director for more information.
Thom Roberts, Executive Director
TN Council f/t Deaf & Hard of Hearing
400 Deaderick St., 14th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
1-615-313-4918 (VOICE)
1-615-713-2871 (VIDEO PHONE)
1-800-270-1349 (TollFreeTTY)
1-615-532-4685 (Fax)
E-mail–Thom.Roberts@tn.gov


Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing’s (TCDDBHH) Mission Statement

The TCDDBHH exists to serve as an advocate for culturally appropriate services affecting Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind persons through coordination, public awareness, and consultation in areas of public service, health care, and education and employment.