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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September 11, 2023

Press Release on Disability Voting Rights Week

To view the original press release, click here. Disability Rights Tennessee celebrates Disability Voting Rights Week. The campaign is focused on education and action for the over 38 million eligible voters with disabilities and is hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities’ REV UP Campaign. NASHVILLE, TN- Disability Rights Tennessee, the Protection & […]

September 5, 2023

NewsChannel5 Open Line: Juvenile Crime Rates in Middle Tennessee

Zoe Jamail, Policy Coordinator here at Disability Rights Tennessee, joins OpenLine to discuss juvenile crime trends in Nashville and Middle TN. View the content here. Access the NewsChannel5 website here.

August 28, 2023

Press Release on Week 2 of TN Special Session

For a PDF of the Press Release, please click here. As advocates for youth with disabilities, we are grateful for the Senate’s leadership in refusing to pass harmful juvenile justice legislation that seeks to criminalize children in a special session about protecting them. While we join many Tennesseans in mourning the lost opportunity to meaningfully […]

August 16, 2023

Tennessee’s Special Session: What You Need to Know

What is a Special Session? Article 3, Section 9 of the Tennessee Constitution states that the governor “may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the General Assembly by proclamation, in which he shall state specifically the purposes for which they are to convene; but they shall enter on no legislative business except that for which they were […]

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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)