News

July 18, 2016

Systemic Advocacy: Playing the Long Game

As an advocate there are times you can’t do everything you want for your client. What does an advocate do in this situation? How do you work for systems change that will prevent these issues for other children in the future?

July 18, 2016

Disability Policy Roadshow Reflection

One self-advocate shares their experience at the Disability Policy Roadshow in Murfreesboro.

July 13, 2016

Thank you for helping DRT paint it blue!

Thanks to your support, DRT is able to help students like Matt obtain equal access to a public school education. 

June 22, 2016

2017 DRT Areas of Work Survey

It's time again for DRT to gather information for our Areas of Work! Please take a moment to tell us what people with disabilities experience in Tennessee so we can shape our focus in 2017!

June 13, 2016

Air Travel with Service Animal

The ADA Network shares Guidance Concerning Service Animals in Air Transportation.

June 13, 2016

Employment and Community First (ECF)

Our DD Network Partner, the Council on Developmental Disabilities, has compiled resources and articles to help families prepare for the launch of the Employment and Community First CHOICES (ECF) program on July 1. 

June 13, 2016

Accessible Travel Tips

We don’t claim to be travel experts at DRT, or experts on fun for that matter, but we do know a little about accessibility. Francisca Guzman, DRT’s Communications and Development Director, shares what she’s learned about accessing some hot Tennessee attractions this summer. 

June 13, 2016

Accessible Online Voter Registration

Online voter registration, or OVR, has become a growing trend across the country. During this 109th session of the legislature, Tennessee was among those who passed legislation and will begin implementing OVR. The passage of OVR in Tennessee provides an opportune time for our state to equalize voting access.

June 13, 2016

109th Tennessee General Assembly Wrap-Up

The 109th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned. DRT’s Public Policy Advisor, Angela Webster, shares which 94 bills DRT tracked passed and highlights of key pieces of legislation.

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