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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Each year Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) seeks the input from the Tennessee disability community and its allies on services provided to children and adults living in state-run facilities and supported in the community to ensure they fulfill our mission and purpose of DRT’s Children and Youth Program and Adult Legal Advocacy Programs.

DRT is supported through federal and state grants to provide critical services to Tennesseans with disabilities. To maximize the impact of available funding, DRT uses your direct feedback to guide their services and programming options.

Please follow the link below to provide feedback on DRT’s proposed work.

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