Investigative Report Highlights Dangerous Conditions at Wilder

Investigative report, Designed to Fail, puts a spotlight on dangerous conditions at Wilder Youth Center Groups call for immediate reforms by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

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Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Of Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Tennesseans Under Care Of State Of Tennessee

Five plaintiffs with counsel from Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC allege that the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DIDD), and Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) discriminate against service recipients who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate.

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June 2, 2023

End of the Public Health Emergency & Information on Long COVID

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared that May 11, 2023 marked the end of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). You can find our blog post discussing the end of the PHE and its effect on access to certain governmental programs by clicking here. The White House released a […]

May 31, 2023

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month coming to an end, I wanted to reflect on what I learned, my experience with mental health, and share resources for you.   A Brief Introduction May was Mental Health Awareness Month, and I found it to be particularly inspiring this year. Allow me to introduce myself, I am Jess […]

May 18, 2023

Brown v. Board of Education

In 1954, the Supreme Court declared that “separate but equal” was unconstitutional, paving the way for the Civil Rights Act. At Disability Rights Tennessee, we recognize today as monumental, not only for Black rights in the United States but also for disability rights. This decision laid the groundwork for an integrated public education for all […]

May 18, 2023

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community has played a significant role in U.S. History. Today, we celebrate them, bring awareness to AAPI people with disabilities, and share resources. History of AAPI Heritage Month The month of May has been designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month since 1990, focused on celebrating the […]

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Join us for our 2023 Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon!

SAVE THE DATE! On October 30, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, we welcome self-advocates, family and loved ones of people with disabilities, employers, and community members together to hear stories, learn best practices, and receive comprehensive resources related to seeking employment and employing Tennesseans with disabilities.

You can review Sponsorship Opportunities here. (English)

Puede revisar las oportunidades de patrocinio aquí. (Español)