COVID-19 Information & Resources

  • March 20, 2020

In these unprecedented times, DRT staff are continuing to work remotely while our offices are closed to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities and provide guidance to our community to ensure inclusion and accessibility for all. Below you will find information, resources, and guidance specific to COVID-19. We will be updating regularly.

DRT's Services

  • DRT Intake is still receiving calls 1-800-342-1660 and emails GetHelp@disabilityrightstn.org. Please reach out for information and referral.
  • DRT is continuing to monitor institutions for abuse and neglect through new telemonitoring methods. 
  • DRT is safeguarding inclusive access to goods and services during COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts include ensuring effective communication for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing when ordering and picking up fast food through a drive thru. 
  • DRT is working to ensure students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and 504 Plans receive supplemental materials that supports their plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • DRT is gathering resources and information pertaining to education.
  • DRT is monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on individual's with disabilities' employment needs.
  • DRT is developing resources and services to address medication shortages and access issues.
  • DRT is continuing our systemic advocacy for disability rights issues arising during the pandemic. For example, DRT jointly filed an OCR complaint March 27, 2020 about the COVID-19 treatment rationing plan in Tennessee.

General COVID-19 Information

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      American Sign Langauge (ASL)

COVID-19 Related Services and Resources

      General

      Education

      Communication and Visual Supports

DRT Guidance 

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy 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

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933