July 1, 2020
Thanks to the ADA – Gary’s story
Thanks to the ADA, Gary can get gas at his local gas station.
June 29, 2020
DRT amplía sus servicios en respuesta a COVID-19
Si tiene un problema o una inquietud relacionada con COVID-19, contáctenos al 1-800-342-1660 o en GetHelp@DisabilityRightsTN.org. COVID-19 ha afectado a nuestro país de manera profunda. Según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), más de 2.5 millones de estadounidenses han sido infectados con COVID-19 y más de 128,000 han muerto a causa […]
June 29, 2020
DRT Expands Services in Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has affected our country in profound ways, and thos affects have been disproportionate for people with disabilities. Disability Rights Tennessee expands services to respond.
June 26, 2020
Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Of Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Tennesseans Under Care Of State Of Tennessee
Five plaintiffs with counsel from Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC allege that the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DIDD), and Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) discriminate against service recipients who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate.
June 2, 2020
DRT’s Statement on Racial Justice
Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) supports those rejecting racism and demanding justice for another needless death.
April 27, 2020
Hospital Visitor Tip Sheet for Individuals with Disabilities Who Need a Support Person
Hospitals may now have “no-visitor” policies because of COVID-19. This tip sheet may help individuals with disabilities navigate these policies.
April 17, 2020
TN Hospitals’ Policies on Visitors
Links to Tennessee Hospitals’ Policies on Visitors for People with Disabilities During COVID-19.
April 3, 2020
DRT Welcomes New Legal Director Jack Derrybery
Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is excited to welcome our new Legal Director Jack W. Derryberry, Jr. starting April 13th,, 2020.
March 31, 2020
Lawsuit Filed Addressing TDOC Denial of Effective Communication
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in TDOC Custody are regularly denied Effecive Communication Despite Legal requirments, so Disability Rights Tennessee and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) filed a Complaint in the federal district court for the Middle District of Tennessee to rectify.