News

April 27, 2022

Complaint Brings Welcome Improvements to Tennessee's Guidelines on Access to Healthcare during a Crisis

As a result of a complaint brought by Disability Rights Tennessee and other disability rights advocate, Tennessee has improved its guidelines on healthcare allocation during a healthcare crisis. 

April 27, 2022

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

March 1, 2022

Erasing the Mark: Mental Health Stigma in the Legal Profession

In collaboration with the Nashville School of Law Legal Aid Society, DRT reviews the stigma of mental health in the legal profession. 

February 15, 2022

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Learn more about DRT's TBI services.

February 4, 2022

Policy Watch

Learn more about DRT's state-level policy work and sign up for DRT’s Policy Watch to receive weekly legislative updates delivered directly to your email.

January 25, 2022

Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) 2022

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAL) is coming October 2022!

January 14, 2022

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

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) has been monitoring Wilder Youth Development Center (Wilder), a Department of Children's Services (DCS) facility in Fayette County, Tennessee, for eighteen months. Media has been reporting on escape attempts and other disturbances at Wilder since September of 2019, but no one has stopped to ask, "Why?" Our investigations reveal abuses of youth in custody at Wilder to be at the root of these issues.

December 7, 2021

COVID-19 & Vaccine Information & Resources

Information and resources about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccine for people with disabilities. 

December 3, 2021

2021: Year in Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has adjusted the context of DRT’s work but not our core mission. Throughout 2021 our commitment to protecting the rights of Tennesseans has not wavered. Read about how DRT’s programs worked to advance our vision to keep Tennesseans free from harm, free to participate in the community, and free from discrimination in 2021.

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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