News

  • November 17, 2020

    Court Maintains DRT’s Role in Lawsuit Against TDOC for Failure to Accommodate Deaf Inmates

    D/deaf inmates in the care of TDOC are regularly denied accommodations and effective communication. The Court holds that the lawsuit on this issue filed in March 2020 may continue and affirms the role of Disability Rights Tennessee in the suit.

  • November 11, 2020

    DRT Client Stories

    Tennesseans with disabilities are a powerful force in our state. Here are just some of their stories.

  • November 9, 2020

    Voting in Tennessee

    Learn the details about voting in Tennessee from registration to voting.

  • November 3, 2020

    Katie Beckett Program Receives Federal Approval

    The Division of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) announced the state’s new Katie Beckett Program has received federal approval and expects to begin taking self-referral forms on November 23, 2020.

  • October 7, 2020

    DRT Receives CARES Act Funding

    DRT receieved CARES Act funding to expand our services related to COVID-19 for Tennesseans with disabiities between birth and 22.

  • October 7, 2020

    Client Story: Doriscell Green

    Doriscell, who is hard of hearing, worked hard to earn her degree and now she brings the same dedication to her work. Read how she worked with DRT and VR to receive the support she needed to do her job.

  • September 28, 2020

    31st Annual Brain Injury Virtual Conference October 1st!

    Join us October 1st for the virtual 31st Annual Brain Injury Conference

  • September 2, 2020

    DRT and TDMHSAS Sign Updated MOU

    DRT and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recommitting to our collaborative partnership and shared commitment to protecting Tennesseans with disabilities.

  • August 17, 2020

    Client Assistance Program (CAP)

    An explanation of the Client Assistance Program (CAP) at DRT and how they might be able to help you with issues you face with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) or a Center for Independent Living (CIL).