Electronic Resources

2022

Tennesseean Article – Wilder 6.1.22

Designed to Fail Report 5.18.22

Solitary Confinement of Juvenile Offenders article 5.5.22

This is Nashville’s episode on Juvenile Justice 5.5.22

Dalmys Sanchez interview with El Jefe FM 5.4.22

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – 3.17.22

Erasing the Mark: Mental Health Stigma in the Legal Profession – 3.7.22

Rare Disease Day – 2.28.22

Black History Month: Barbara Jordan – 2.28.22

Black History Month: Bessie Blount Griffin – 2.25.22

Black History Month: Johnnie Lacy – 2.24.22

Black History Month: Clarence Page  – 2.23.22

Black History Month: Lois Curtis – 2.22.22

Black History Month: Anil Lewis – 2.21.22

Black History Month: Maya Angelou – 2.18.22

Harmon Speaks: A Conversation with Denise Capers of Disability Rights Tennessee – 2.17.22

Black History Month: Don Galloway – 2.17.22

Black History Month: Claudia L. Gordon  – 2.16.22

Dignity of Risk Video by The Council on Quality and Leadership – 2.15.22

Black History Month: Harriet Tubman – 2.15.22

Black History Month: Marian Wright Edelman – 2.14.22

Black History Month: Betty Williams – 2.11.22

Black History Month: Fannie Lou Hamer – 2.10.22

Black History Month: Harry Belafonte – 2.9.22

Black History Month: Haben Girma – 2.8.22

Disability Rights Tennessee files lawsuit against state of Tennessee alleging discrimination against Deaf individuals – 2.7.22

Black History Month: Bradley Lomax – 2.7.22

Black History Month: Diana Elizabeth Jordan – 2.3.22

Black History Month: Montel Williams – 2.3.22

Black History Month: Joyce Jackson – 2.2.22

Black History Month: Roger Demosthenes O’Kelly – 2.1.22

Effective Communication In Medical Settings – 1.28.22

Many Doctors Uninformed on Rights of Disabled Patients – 1.28.22

There’s one population that gets overlooked by an ‘everyone will get COVID’ mentality – 1.27.22

¿Está Haciendo La Transición Al Trabajo O A La Universidad?¡Disability Rights Tn Puede Ayudar! – 1.26.22

Transitioning to Work or College? DRT Can Help! – 1.26.22

Four Tennessee universities receive grants to create inclusive environments for students with disabilities – 1.26.21

Do’s and Don’t: Tips for Meeting with Elected Officials – 1.20.22

How COVID Is Affecting Kids’ Mental Health -1.19.22

Disability Rights Tennessee’s eighteen month investigation of Wilder Youth Development Center Reveals DCS Failure of Care and Active Endangerment – 1.19.22

How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Helped Shape the Disability Rights Movement – 1.17.22

Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Of Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Tennesseans Under Care Of State Of Tennessee – 1.17.22

Advocacy group, father blame mistreatment and abuse by staff for problems at Wilder Youth Development Center – 1.14.22

Doctors Know Little About Their Obligations To People With Disabilities, Study Finds – 1.13.22

Do’s & Don’ts for Meeting with Elected Officials – 1.4.22

Vaccine Hesitancy and Autism: A Family’s Story – 1.3.22

Dudas sobre las vacunas y el autismo: Una historia familiar – 1.3.22

2021

Maximize Your Workforce: Watch Webinar – 12.31.21

Investigations of Safety in Jails and Juvenile Detention Centers During COVID-19 – 12.30.21

Will’s story: Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – 12.29.21

Transitioning to College or Work? Disability Rights TN Can Help! – 12.29.21

Trivette v. TDOC – 12.27.21

ASL Press Release: Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Regarding TN Inmate Access to Videophones – 12.27.21

VKC COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Videos – 12.24.21

TN Center For Decision-Making Supports Overview – 12.23.21

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Supports and Services for Children with Disabilities – 12.22.21

Digital Accessibility is Good for Business – 12.21.21

Interview with Ernie Dianastasis – 12.17.21

Voting Resources – 12.16.21

DRT Employement Services Webinar Recording – 12.16.21

Frequently Asked Voting Rights Questions – 12.15.21

Advocating During a Virtual Legislative Session – 12.14.21

Another Look At ‘Positivity’ And ‘Negativity’ In Disability Culture – 12.10.21

Final Ruling from DOT on Traveling by Air with Service Animals – 12.10.21

2021: DRT Year in Review – 12.9.21

More than 1000 Children Enrolled in Katie Beckett Program in Year One – 12.8.21

Katie Beckett Waiver Information and Application – 12.8.21

Disability Employment: A Sustainable Business Practice – 12.7.21

Know your education rights during COVID – 12.6.21

DRT Opposes CMS Approval of TennCare Medicaid Service to Block Grant – 12.2.21

TennCare III STC Comments by DRT – 12.2.21

Assistive Technology in Action – Meet Mason – 11.30.21

How to make video calls accessibile – 11.29.21

Learn more about IDEA – 11.29.21

ADA.gov Assistive Technology Resources – 11.27.21

Assistive Technology in Action – Meet Elle – 11.26.21

National Council on Disability 2021 Progress Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities – 11.23.21

U.S. sues Uber, saying it discriminated against people with disabilities – 11.23.21

Assistive Technology in the Classroom – 11.22.21

Meet Lianna – Assistive Technology and Cerebral Palsy – 11.21.21

Disability Technology | Jeff Paradee | TEDxLSSC – 11.19.21

Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP) – 11.18.21

Investigations in 18 States Find Serious Abuse at For-profit Youth Facilities – 11.18.21

Locked Away – and investigation in NC of psychiatric residential youth facilities – 11.18.21

Deaf and hard of hearing inmates in Tennessee are not being treated fairly – 11.17.21

Sign-up for ECF Choices – 11.17.21

Assistive Technology in Action – Meet Jared – 11.16.21

Despite calls to improve, air travel is still a nightmare for many with disabilities – 11.16.21

Greg’s Story – 11.12.21

The Helping Hand – A story by Z. Murphy & L. Kranen – 11.11.21

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Supports and Services for Children with Disabilities – 11.10.21

The Impact of Standing – 11.9.21

Vocational Rehabilitation Regional Offices, Community Tennessee Rehabilitation Centers, and Tennessee Technology Access Centers: Office Locator – 11.8.21

Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said – 11.8.21

RESNA Position Papers – 11.3.21

Assistive Technology Overview – 11.1.21

Unfinished Business: Disability Employment Work in the P&As – 11.1.21

Feds approve using COVID relief funds to expand home services for Tennesseans with disabilities – 10.29.21

Children With Disabilities Face Special Back-to-School Challenges – 10.28.21

Count Everyone, Include Everyone: The Need for Disability Inclusion and Representation in Federal Data – 10.27.21

Jaime Pacheco-Orozco: Hispanic Heritage Month – 10.14.21

Jillian Mercado: Hispanic Heritage Month – 10.5.21

Salma Hayek: Hispanic Heritage Month – 10.1.21

TN TBI Program: 2020 data infographic – 9.30.21

Dr. Víctor Pineda: Hispanic Heritage Month – 9.27.21

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce on 9/22 – 9.24.21

#MaskUpForStudentsWithDisabilities – 9.24.21

Conchita Hernández Legorreta: Hispanic Heritage Month – 9.23.21

The FDA OKs Pfizer-BioNTech Booster For People 65+ Or At High Risk For Severe COVID – 9.23.21

Willowbrook: The beginning of the P&A System – 9.23.21

DRT’s Disability Employment Awarenss Month Webinars – 9.22.21

DRT Public Comments TennCare III – 9.20.21

Tennessee Election Calendars 2021 and 2022 – 9.15.21

Register to Vote Online – 9.14.21

RevUp Voter Registration Information – 9.13.21

DRT September Newsletter – 9.9.21

Emergency Rental Assistance: TN Housing and Development – 9.4.21

We Don’t Need a Cure for Autism. We Need to Make Living With It Easier – 9.3.21

ADA Live Podcast: Back to School with the ADA in a COVID-19 World – 9.1.21

Guardianship requests decline as knowledge of alternative legal option grows – 8.31.21

Modifying an IEP or 504 for Distance or Hybrid Learning – 8.31.21

Transition Resources – 8.27.21

Tip Sheet: Back to School for Students with Disabilities After COVID-19 Closure – 8.26.21

Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID – 8.24.21

Memphis Vaccine Pop-up! – 8.23.21

New TV Series Spotlights Entrepreneurs With Disabilities – 8.20.21

Assistive Technology Survey: English and Spanish – 8.20.21

Tennessee launches crisis response teams for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities – 8.19.21

FDA Authorizes 3rd COVID-19 Dose For People With Weakened Immunity – 8.13.21

A COMPARISON of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504 – 8.13.21

COPAA – Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates – 8.10.21

WrightsLaw – 8.9.2

Functional Behavior Assessments & Behavior Intervention Plans: A Fact Sheet for Parents – 8.6.21

The Southeast ADA Center Banking Survey – 8.5.21

Effective Communication is the Law – 8.5.21

At home during the pandemic, she was the healthiest she’d been in years. Then she was called back to work. – 8.5.21

Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools – 8.4.21

Across Federal Workforce, People With Disabilities See Need For More Representation – 8.2.21

Thanks to the ADA – Kevin’s story – 7.30.21

Thanks to the ADA – Ms. Guadalupe’s story – 7.28.21

Thanks to the ADA – Ryan’s Story – 7.23.21

Thanks to the ADA – David’s Story – 7.21.21

Home Health Aides, Who Help Elderly And Disabled People, Are In Short Supply – 7.20.21

How technology is improving health information access for the Deaf community – 7.19.21

Thanks to the ADA – Stephanie’s Story – 7.19.21

Thanks to the ADA – George’s Story – 7.16.21

New Study Documents Valuable Contributions of Employees with Intellectual & Development Disabilities Amid COVID-19 – 7.15.21

The National Institute of Standards and Technology: Voting Access Survey – 7.14.21

Thanks to the ADA – Hank’s Story – 7.12.21

2021 Disability Awareness Summit – 7.6.21

Nyle DiMarco Ted Talk – 7.5.21

National Center on Deaf-Blindness – 7.2.21

Disability Pride Month information – 7.1.21

Resource: The Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing – 7.1.21

The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind youths and Adults – 6.28.21

Helen Keller Biography – 6.27.21

Emergency Preparedness – 6.25.21

The story of Olmstead v. L.C. – 6.24.21

Freedom from Harm Services – 6.23.21

Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone – 6.22.21

International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations – 6.21.21

Kings Floyds’ TED talk – 6.18.21

Learning About Myself and Coming Into My Own – 6.17.21

On Zoom, No One Can See My Disability. It’s Changed How People Perceive Me. – 6.15.21

Effective Communication Resources – 6.14.21

Accessibility 101: A Researcher’s Guide to Making Content Accessible – 6.11.21

What it’s like having a hidden disability in Silicon Valley – 6.11.21

Digital Accessibility – 6.9.21

The pandemic has made it harder to find mental health resources, while also deepening the need – 6.8.21

Having a Visible Disability While Coming Out as Gay – 6.7.21

Parenting without Pitty: Rooted in Rights Podcast – 6.7.21

North Carolina family drives to TN to get son with disabilities COVID-19 vaccine – 6.4.21

Tennessee to move ahead with new broadband coverage map – 6.1.21

Across US, Most Counties Have No Behavior Therapists – 5.31.21

World MS Day Video – 5.30.21

Judi Chamberlin: Her Life, Our Movement – 5.28.21

For Spanish-Speaking Families, An Uphill Battle For Special Needs Services – 5.27.21

Black Mental Health Alliance culturally-competent therapist database – 5.26.21

Pandemic Exaggerated Pressures On DSPs, Report Finds – 5.25.21

Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’ – 5.24.21

Tennessee Disability Coalition is creating an affinity Facebook groups – 5.21.21

Digital Accessibility – 5.20.21

How to include workers with disabilities in your DEI initiatives – 5.19.21

Some Signs of Mental Illness: NAMI Video – 5.18.21

Reflections on Lane v. Tennessee – 5.17.21

Brown v. Board of Education: Disability Rights – 5.17.21

Mental Voices Africa and Rooted in Rights Videos – 5.14.21

A brief history of how it took almost 300 years to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act – 5.14.21

Register for Webinar on The ADA & Access to Health Care in the Current Pandemic & Post-COVID – 5.13.21

Tips for getting an ASL interpreter: Video – 5.13.21

Tips for getting an ASL interpreter: Flier –  5.13.21

5/11 TBI Caregiver Support Group: Communication – 5.11.21

Shedding Light On Mood Disorders In The Workplace – 5.11.21

Some Shifts End With You Not Being Okay: NAMI Mental Health Awareness Video – 5.10.21

Universal Design – 5.7.21

Tackling Mental Health Stigma Video: Strength Over Silence – 5.6.21

Policy Watch: Last Week of Legislative Session – 5.5.21

7 Core Arguments Of Disability Rights – 5.5.21

Policy Watch: Winding Down – 5.4.21

DRT’s Mental Health Resource Page – 5.3.21

Presuming Competence – 4.30.21

Bonnie Sherr Klein didn’t see enough picture books featuring disability — so she wrote Beep Beep Bubbie – 4.29.21

3 Ways Disability Allyship Can Go Off Track – 4.28.21

Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families – 4.27.21

Guidance for Adult Day Services Centers – 4.26.21

Guidance for Participants at Adult Day Services Centers and Their Caregivers – 4.26.21

Dignity of Risk – 4.22.21

Temple Grandin champions ‘different kinds of minds’ for Autism Awareness Month on PBS – 4.21.21

“Crip Camp,” “Feeling Through,” “Sound of Metal” Spark Hope That Oscar Moment Can Become A Movement For The Disabled – 4.20.21

Policy Watch: State Budget Process – 4.19.21

Autism Acceptance Month: Retired UT professor helps those living on the spectrum embrace themselves – 4.16.21

Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association (CABRIA) 2021 Conference – 4.14.21

Black deaf community works to preserve, celebrate Black American Sign Language – 4.12.21

Your Services Should Be All About You – 4.8.21

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency Action Plan – 4.7.21

TN Department of Education: Special Education and COVID-19 – 4.6.21

Let’s Dig-In: The ADA, Accessible Farming & Gardening – 4.2.21

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s TN Kindred Stories of Disabilities: Direct Support Professionals – 4.1.21

Breaking Ground: 2021 Art Issue – 3.30.21

What Disabled People Are Thinking And Feeling About The Pandemic, One Year Later – 3.25.21

Caregiving Across the Continuum – 3.22.21

Universal Design in Public Policy – 3.19.21

The UN Should Adopt a Seventh Official Language, for the Deaf – 3.19.21

Are You Seeking Dedicated Workers? Learn How Investing in Disability Employment Pays Off – 3.18.21

Decision-Making Supports Webinar registration – 3.17.21

This Thing Called Love – 3.16.21

Disability Day on the Hill – 3.15.21

The State of Disability Services Welcome Video for Disability Day on the Hill – 3.11.21

DRT TN Senate Education committee Testimony about the Teacher Discipline Act – 3.10.21

It’s Time For A Reimagining Of Disability Etiquette – 3.8.21

Get to know Ernie Dianastasis, DEAL Keynote – 3.5.21

Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities – 3.1.21

The Beneficiary Support System – 2.27.21

Students Belong in the Classroom – 2.26.21

Tennessee discipline bill raises concerns about potential bias against Black or disabled students – 2.26.21

Joyce Jackson – 2.26.21

Don Galloway, Independent Living And The Black Community – 2.25.21

Marian Wright Edelman – 2.24.21

Anil Lewis – 2.23.21

Lessons from Barbara Jordan – 2.22.21

Betty Williams – 2.18.21

The Woman Who Made a Device to Help Disabled Veterans Feed Themselves—and Gave It Away for Free – 2.18.21

TV Personality Montel Williams Launches ‘My MS: Second Act’ – 2.17.21

Johnnie Lacy, Defiantly Black & Disabled – 2.16.21

Clarence Page Credits ADHD with Making Him a Better Journalist – 2.15.21

A cross-sectional analysis of trust of information and COVID-19 preventative practices among people with disabilities – 2.12.21

Harry Belafonte Reflects on Life as a Singer, Actor and Activist – 2.12.21

Actress with Cerebral Palsy Diana Elizabeth Jordan is Veteran of 40 Shows, Shorts and Movies – 2.11.21

Is The Pandemic A Chance To Reimagine Special Education? – 2.10.21

Roger Demosthenes O’Kelly – 2.10.21

Tennessee Creates State Office for Accessible Transportation – 2.9.21

Maya Angelou – 2.9.21

TennCare III: Frequently Asked Questions – 2.8.21

Fannie Lou Hamer – 2.8.21

About Haben Girma – 2.5.21

Investigations of Safety in Jails and Juvenile Detention Centers During COVID-19 – 2.4.21

Harriet Tubman: Biography – 2.3.21

Black History Month: Lois Curtis Artist And Disability Advocate Paved The Way – 2.2.21

Claudia Gordon: Disability Rights in Black 2020 interview with NDRN – 2.1.21

Business Leaders Back Push To Improve Workplace Mental Health – 1.29.21

Conoce Tus Derechos: Derechos A La Educación Durante El Aprendizaje A Distancia Del Covid-19 – 1.28.21

Coronavirus pandemic highlights challenges facing deaf and hard of hearing patients in health care system – 1.27.21

Tennessee Online Voter Registration – 1.26.21

Biden Pandemic Strategy Puts Focus On People With Disabilities – 1.26.21

Deaf community shares communication obstacles of COVID-19 – 1.25.21

Legislative Terms for Reference – 1.22.21

COVID-19 Vaccine Social Story in English – 1.21.21

COVID-19 Vaccine Social Story in Spanish Part 1 and Part 2– 1.21.21

Poor Tennesseans are still locked in COVID-ridden jails, and lawyers want them out – 1.21.21

People Living With Disabilities Want a Broader Park Experience – 1.20.21

5 Reasons Why Disability Issues Should Be A Higher Priority, Even Now – 1.19.21

Why Deaf interpreters are a crucial tool during the pandemic – 1.18.21

Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic issues we’ll face in 2021 – 1.15.21

New DOT Rules about Traveling by Air with Service Animals – 1.14.21

Email your TN Representative about Special Education During the Pandemic – 1.14.21

What’s Important to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines – 1.12.21

Know Your Rights: Education Rights During COVID-19 Distance Learning – 1.8.21

Home care workers and clients are in an impossible position during the pandemic – 1.7.21

Willowbrook Expose Retrospective – 1.6.21

Lawyers ask Tennessee Supreme Court to protect inmates as jail population, COVID-19 cases increase – 1.5.20

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language – 1.5.21

The Road to Inclusion: Empowering Employess with Disabilities – 1.4.21

New Women Podcast – 1.2.2021

How to sign: Happy New Years – 1.1.2021

2020

Drive-Thru Access – 12.31.2020

Interview Judith Heumann – 12.29.2020

Black churches enlist mental health pros to support community – 12.25.2020

Disabled Workers Benefit from Flexible Schedules – 12.24.2020

Sam’s Story – 12.23.2020

Co-Founding the ACLU, Fighting for Labor Rights and Other Helen Keller Accomplishments Students Don’t Learn in School – 12.22.2020

Sarah & Hugo’s Story – 12.21.2020

As Hospitals Fear Being Overwhelmed By COVID-19, Do The Disabled Get The Same Access? – 12.17.20

Gene’s Story – 12.17.2020

How To Make Your Holidays More Accessible – 12.16.2020

Natasha’s Story – 12.16.2020

This Design Director Is Bringing Awareness to the Architecture of Deafness – 12.15.2020

The Marshall Family’s Story – 12.14.2020

Hospital Visitors During COVID Tip Sheet – 12.10.2020

Son Designed a Smart Watch App to Stop His Dad’s Nightmares – 12.10.20

First Person: ‘people with disabilities are the greatest untapped resource on the planet’ – 12.9.2020

Developmental Disabilities Heighten Risk of Covid Death – 12.8.2020

How Families are Fighting Racism and Disability Discrimination – 12.7.2020

Companies Pry Open the Web for People With Intellectual Disabilities – 12.5.2020

Ms Guadalupe’s Story – 12.4.2020

Rooted in Rights video about the P&A Network – 12.3.2020

Regardless of Party, the Next Congress must Prioritize Disability Issues – 12.2.2020

American Airlines Reverses Policy on Wheelchair Weight Restriction – 11.24.2020

Schools Evolving in a Pandemic – 11.22.2020