News

November 17, 2020

Court Maintains DRT's Role in Lawsuit Against TDOC for Failure to Accommodate Deaf Inmates

D/deaf inmates in the care of TDOC are regularly denied accommodations and effective communication. The Court holds that the lawsuit on this issue filed in March 2020 may continue and affirms the role of Disability Rights Tennessee in the suit. 

November 9, 2020

Voting in Tennessee

Learn the details about voting in Tennessee from registration to voting.

November 3, 2020

Katie Beckett Program Receives Federal Approval

The Division of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) announced the state’s new Katie Beckett Program has received federal approval and expects to begin taking self-referral forms on November 23, 2020.

October 30, 2020

Share Your Voting Experience with SABE!

DRT has teamed up with SABE, a nationwide self-advocacy organization, to collect information on the voting experiences of people with disabilities. Share your voting experience. 

October 7, 2020

DRT Receives CARES Act Funding

DRT receieved CARES Act funding to expand our services related to COVID-19 for Tennesseans with disabiities between birth and 22.

October 7, 2020

Client Story: Doriscell Green

Doriscell, who is hard of hearing, worked hard to earn her degree and now she brings the same dedication to her work. Read how she worked with DRT and VR to receive the support she needed to do her job.

September 28, 2020

31st Annual Brain Injury Virtual Conference October 1st!

Join us October 1st for the virtual 31st Annual Brain Injury Conference!

September 2, 2020

DRT and TDMHSAS Sign Updated MOU

DRT and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recommitting to our collaborative partnership and shared commitment to protecting Tennesseans with disabilities.  

August 17, 2020

Client Assistance Program (CAP)

An explanation of the Client Assistance Program (CAP) at DRT and how they might be able to help you with issues you face with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) or a Center for Independent Living (CIL). 

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

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Nashville, TN 37217

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Phone: 865-670-2944
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Phone: 901-458-6013
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