DRT Client Stories

  • November 30, 2020

Tennesseans with disabilities are a powerful force in our state.

They are leaders, advocates, athletes, attorneys, police officers, educators and more. This year, we want to highlight the stories of just a couple of the incredible people we’ve worked with. In their stories you’ll learn everything from self-advocacy tips to ADA guidelines.

Link to Ms Guadalupe's story. An elderly Black woman, wearing a blue coat and using a cane, walks down a hill towards a building.    Link to Sam’s story. A White teenage boy wearing a medal around his neck, while looking proud. His coach, a White woman with her hair pulled in a ponytail, holds her arm over Sam’s shoulder and points to his medal with a proud look on her face.    Link to Gene's Story. A middle aged Black man wearing a chef's hat and coat smiles broadly with arms out stretched at work.    Link to Ryan's story. A young White adult male wearing glasses stands in front of his university.    Link to Natasha's story. A middle aged White woman with blond hair speaks with her doctor, a middle aged White woman with brown hair wearing a lab coat and taking notes, though an Interpreter.    Link to Sarah's story. A young White woman wearing a hospital gown smiles as she holds her Golden Retriever service animal to her chest.


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