• February 23, 2017

A New Home for Grace

Service animals play crucial roles in their owner’s lives. For Tricia Griggs, a DRT advocate for almost 15 years, she explains that the relationship between owner and service animal extends much deeper than the exchange of a service. 

 

  • February 21, 2017

Client Story: Greg Burt

For the majority of his life Greg Burt has been a protector, both in his military service and as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the City of Murfreesboro. When Greg learned that he was experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he turned toward man's best friend for help. 

  • February 15, 2017

March is TBI Awareness Month

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.4 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes. To raise awareness of traumatic brain injury, the Brain Injury Association of America recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month every March. 

  • February 15, 2017

From Lisa: Preserving Rights in the Face of Political Challenges

At Disability Rights Tennessee we strongly believe that disability is a nonpartisan issue. Though federal regulations expressly prohibit DRT from using federal funds to lobby for any specific legislation, we do engage in legislative outreach and education. So, how does DRT—a federally funded, nonpartisan, non-profit agency—engage the new administration to fight for what is right for people with disabilities?