About Disability Rights

Protecting the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) was founded as E.A.C.H. in 1978. Most recently the agency was known as Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee.

Today, DRT is Tennessee’s Protection & Advocacy System and has served—at no cost—more than 40,000 clients with disabilities. Our mission is to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities. 

DRT provides services to people with disabilities across the state with numerous issues, including employment discrimination, safety in schools, abuse and neglect, and access to community resources and services.

Financials

DRT is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, primarily funded by the Administration for Community  Living, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the Social Security Administration.

Copies of DRT's most recently filed audited financial statements can be found on our GivingMatters profile

Grievance Policy

Disability rights Tennessee (DRT) is required by federal law to establish a grievance procedure for individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services, family members of such individuals, or representatives of such individuals or family members to assure that DRT is operating in compliance with the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act. 42 U.S.C. § 10805(a)(9). Information about DRT's grievance procedures and accesss to DRT's grievance forms can be found in Frequently Asked Questions section of the website.

Careers

Disability Rights Tennessee is now hiring for the following opportunity!

Legal Director - This leadership position works to ensure that Disability Rights Tennessee achieves its overall mission to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities by overseeing the agency's legal services.

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides FREE services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615.298.1080
Fax: 615.298.2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865.670.2944
Fax: 865.470.7028

West Tennessee

2693 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38112

Phone: 901.458.6013
Fax: 901.458.7819