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  • October 14, 2021

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

    A national report, Desperation without Dignity, was released today revealing widespread abuse and neglect at for-profit youth residential facilities. This report by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) provides a broad review of investigations by several Protection & Advocacy agencies, including Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT).

  • September 24, 2021

    FREE In-Home COVID-19 Vaccines for Tennesseans with Disabilities

    Tennesseans with disabilities over the age of 18 can now get a FREE COVID-19 vaccine in their own home! Call DRT at 800-342-1660 to register today.

  • September 13, 2021

    Mask Up for Students with Disabilities

    Tennessee’s children with disabilities must be protected from COVID-19 and be afforded the same opportunities for in-person learning as children without disabilities.

  • September 9, 2021

    TennCare III STC Comments by DRT

    Disability Rights TN’s public coments on the TennCare III Project Approved Special Terms and Conditions and “TennCare III” (Project Number 11- W-00369/4), which was approved on January 8, 2021, under the authority of section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act (the Act).

  • June 17, 2021

    Tennessee’s NEW Center for Decision-Making Support

    Information about Tennessee’s new resource to help people with disabilities, families, educators, and support professionals with decision-making and future planning.

  • May 19, 2021

    Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Regarding Inmate Access To Videophones

    Press Release: Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Regarding Inmate Access To Videophones

  • May 19, 2021

    Trivette v. TDOC

    Deaf and hard of hearing inmates in Tennessee are not being treated fairly. Disability Rights Tennessee and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center filed a complaint. In May 2021, the court gave preliminary injunction because deaf inmates did not have equal access to prison phone use.

  • May 19, 2021

    Digital Accessibility

    A look at the benefits of digital accessibility for companies and people with disabilities.

  • May 17, 2021

    Reflections on Lane v. Tennessee

    A look back at Lane v. Tennessee and it’s lasting impact on Tennesseans with disabilities.