October 15, 2022
On October 16, 2022, Marlene Sallo will become the first woman, first Latina, and first person with a disability to be appointed as Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is delighted to honor Marlene and her lifelong commitment to advocacy.
June 14, 2022
In May, the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each issued new warnings against disability discrimination by employers’ use of artificial intelligence tools. DRT Attorney Nathan Walsh has authored a blog post for Tennessee Works.
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, 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
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
March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. Learn more about DRT’s TBI services.
February 4, 2022
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January 25, 2022
Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAL) is coming October 2022!
January 21, 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.